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Although I enjoyed this book, it was a light entertainment that was neither as satisfying as a real memoir nor as intellectually stimulating as literary analysis. The narration was okay, maybe even better than that, but there was something about the tone of the text that kept making me considering just dropping it without finishing.
I love Jane Austen, sometimes I would rather read Jane Austen's novels for the tenth time than start a new book that will surely disappoint, but in the end it was only my passion for anything Jane Austen that got me through this book. I can't help but find something condescending about the author's attitude....it's just something from which I couldn't escape and which robbed the book of much of its potential pleasure. I think I might have enjoyed a similar type of book by a different author.
I enjoyed every minute of this well narrated and well written book. It is the basis for the part of the movie Julie/Julia that is based on Julia Child's life and it describes both her love of cooking and the delights of living in France...also the delights of EATING in France. A great recommendation for fans of France or of Julia Child."
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