Well sure, you could just wait for the movie to come out, but then you'd miss out on the author, Julie Powell's, accessible, friendly-yet-crass-gal-next-door writing style. Besides her enviable way with words, Powell also appears to possess eerie psychic abilities. Skeptics need only take a look at this quotation from page 108 of the blog-turned-book:
"The orangey sugar cubes at last mooshed, I proceeded to zest and squeeze oranges, soften gelatin, separate eggs -- doing it just the way Meryl Streep does in The Hours, by gently juggling them back and forth in my hands, letting the white slip through my fingers into a bowl waiting below. Felt like the way Julia would do it -- very cook-y."That's some psychic/powers-that-be-or-else-highly-coincidental stuff, considering that Meryl Streep is actually playing the part of Julia Child in this soon-to-be-released blog-turned-book-turned-Nora-Ephron-movie!!
I know, what the wha?? It's like the sweet, sweet icing on her gov't-secretary-turned-pajamas-donning-writer's cake. Cavities be darned, I'd like me a slice of that! Or maybe some sugar-rolled chewy ginger cookies instead? Because truth be told, I'm not really a fan of icing most of the time.