Month: August 2009

Julie, Julia, and Russ Parsons

I love practically everything about the movie Julie and Julia, but there is one rather annoying loose end. It pops up in the scene where Julie gets a call from a reporter who is covering Julia Child’s birthday party. He tells Julie that Julia doesn’t think much of her blog or her cooking. Then he

Julie, Julia, and Gertrude Stein

A book project that takes four times as long as you expect. A book collaborator who drags her feet; another who carries the day. The strain on your marriage because your book has become an obsession. The phone call from your mother because she is trying to figure out exactly what it is that you

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