Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Julie and Julia is the true story of the author’s goal to find herself. She sets out on a quest to learn how to cook like the master, Julia Child. With a cookbook propped up on her counter, she slowly begins the learning process. The meals are not always successful but that is not important because they create laughter. Following her journey is family, friends and the world. Each day she shares the previous day’s results and shares the title of the next adventure.
I listened to this audio book more than once. I did not like Julie. She whined throughout the book. I am not sure how her husband put up with her. Her vulgar language was unnecessary and added nothing to the book. She lived and cooked in filth. I did find some things I liked about this book. 1. The author has a wonderful voice. 2. The author was brutally honest about herself including her flaws and imperfections. 3. Powell had me laughing on more than one occasion. The plot has great potential.