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Julie Powell Cleaving Roundup [metacriticism]

Photo AP/Carlo Allegri
The media assault around Julie Powell's Cleaving (Amazon) has been pretty relentless. Here's a roundup of reviews and interviews:

WSJ review: "Her debut book was authentic and disarmingly honest, and it originated in a task that she had assigned herself: Spend a year cooking Julia Child's recipes. 'Cleaving' often feels forced, like a chore [...]

Book Review: Cleaving by Julie Powell: Rough Cuts

Photograph: Paula Forbes / Eat Me Daily
Julie Powell's central metaphor in Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession (Amazon) is the idea of butchery as therapy: it is, essentially, the act of breaking down an entity into smaller, more manageable pieces. This revelation occurs over the course of Powell's apprenticeship as a butcher at [...]

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