• by Julie Powell
  • Narrated by Julie Powell
  • 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Julie Powell thought cooking her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the craziest thing she'd ever do - until she embarked on the voyage recounted in her new memoir, Cleaving.
Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. She finds her way to Fleischer's, a butcher shop where she buries herself in the details of food. She learns how to break down a side of beef and French a rack of ribs - tough, physical work that only sometimes distracts her from thoughts of afternoon trysts.
The camaraderie at Fleischer's leads Julie to search out fellow butchers around the world - from South America to Europe to Africa. At the end of her odyssey, she has learned a new art and perhaps even mastered her unruly heart.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not worth it!

The only thing that redeemed this book was that it was read by the author. After reading Julie and Julia I knew the author was a little crass but this book should never have been published. I feel terrible for her husband and even for her lover that their lives have been laid bare before the world. Despite lots of statements to the contrary I don't think the author knows who she is yet and it is sad to read of someone who is so adrift. The story is not worth your credits!
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- Julia

Boldly written and read

A story for humans. We aren't perfect, we do have faults, well, at least most of us.Chick lit isn't my usual read, but this one was a great choice. The author's reading was great, her voice is not that of a professional reader, but that just makes it more real.
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- Ruth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2009
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio