Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Giveaway - Cleaving - Julie Powell


Julie Powell? Didn't she do that Julia Childs recipe thing that was turned into a movie? Yep, and she's back with a new book.

You're going to love the premise of this one....

From the publisher:

"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."

Listen to an excerpt of Cleaving.

I have three audio book copies to giveaway, courtesy of The Hachette Book Group. Open to both US and Canada, no po boxes please. Ends Saturday Jan 16/09 at 6 pm EST. To be entered - did you read or see the movie Julie and Julia?

100 comments:

Patti V. said...

I missed the movie in the theater, but I'm planning to watch it over the winter break!

mariag said...

I loved the book and the movie as well. Meryl Streep was amazing!!

Please enter me to win.

fmlj94 at yahoo dot com

Jo-Jo said...

We just recently watched the movie and my husband and I both enjoyed it.
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Zia said...

I haven't read the book yet but I really enjoyed the movie.

I would love to be entered.

Zia
ziaria(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda said...

I have Julie and Julia, but haven't read it yet - my daughter-in-law and granddaughter grabbed it. The movie is on my Netflix queue. I'd love to win this book.

Sandy Jay said...

I'm still waiting for Julie & Julia at the library. It's always out when I go in there. I haven't seen the movie yet but I'm looking forward to it. I'd love to win this book.

JoanneR said...

Haven't read the book or seen the movie. Thank you for the great offer.
joannereynolds@sbcglobal.net

carolsnotebook said...

Haven't read it yet, but I'm planning to in January, hopefully.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Andrea said...

I haven't read the book or watched the movie. I would love to win this book.


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justpeachy36 said...

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Please enter me in the giveaway.

Charleydog said...

I live in the midst of dairy country where the nearest theatre is a 1-hour drive so I didn't see the movie. I would really like to win this giveaway. Thanks.
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Stacie said...

I am reading the book right now.

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Linda Henderson said...

No, I haven't read the book or saw the movie yet. I have heard great things about it though.

seriousreader at live dot com

readerbuzz said...

Read the book, bought two copies to give as gifts this Christmas, and have the movie sitting next to my DVD player right now (though I have not yet seen it!)

debnance at gmail dot com

Booksnyc said...

I haven't read the book or seen the movie but I am traveling on some long haul flights for the holidays and hope to catch the movie then!

thanks for the giveaway!

leenbeen2001 at yahoo dot com

a real librarian said...

I'd love to win this!! I did get to see the movie in the theater - I loved it!!

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Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I read the book and then saw the movie. I'd love to read Julie Powell's latest. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway.

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Wanda said...

Yes, I did see Julie & Julia and I thought it was awesome. Very well done! I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I haven't read the book...or seen the movie...yet!!

thanks for the opportunity to listen to this.

Merry Christmas.

karenk
kmkuka(at)yahoo(Dot)com

abfantom said...

I haven't seen the movie, but I did read the book.

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linett said...

the movie was great

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM....HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE....BUT I DO LOVE THESE AUDIO BOOKS

Donna C. said...

I have not read the book or seen the movie. Will have to rent the DVD. It has gotten great reviews

mlswin@triad.rr.com said...

would like to win. Hooked on audio books

Rebecca Graham said...

I haven't read the book or seen the movie but I will rent the movie soon.

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409cope said...

I haven't read the book or seen the movie but from the previews it looks good. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

David Johnson said...

Please count me in, thanks.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I didn't read the book or see the movie, but I would certainly like to! Thanks!

jbeckett said...

No, I didn't see the movie or read the book (I did read reviews of the movie!)

Sue said...

I read the book. I'd love to see the movie, both actresses are favorites of mine!
Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

lanie said...

I guess the author is a little less squeamish this time around!

Jodi said...

I just watched the movie on DVD this past week and I enjoyed it very much!

JodiMof3 at hotmail dot com

Please enter me into your giveaway.
Thank you so much!

mmentor said...

sign me up

Belinda M said...

I have read the book and really enjoyed it

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Susan said...

My husband and I saw the movie. It was great. I wanted to start cooking after I saw it! I got Julie and Julia - along with 5 other books - at Christmas.

Terri said...

I haven't read it or seen it but I do want to read the book

chlorinebrain said...

I haven't read the book yet but I really loved the movie

Erica said...

We just rented the movie. It was great!
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Emma said...

I have Julie and Julia but haven't read it yet.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately NO, I did not see Julie and Julia. Darn it! We were tied up with a lot of things, and just never got to the movies to see it. But I heard it was great.

May Schultz
may041827@yahoo.com

theamira said...

Yes, we rented the movie on pay per view. Pretty entertaining.

Candie L said...

I have not seen the movie yet but I have only heard good things about it. Thank you

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to listen to this, I missed it in the theater, thanks for the chance!

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Anonymous said...

We rented it!

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lag123 said...

I have not read the book or seen the movie. They are both on my list though. Thanks for having this giveaway!

lag110@mchsi.com

Misusedinnocence said...

I haven't had the opportunity to do either yet but plan too first chance I get. :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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Susan said...

I just finished the book. I enjoyed it, but I'm not entirely sure I like her.

DEBIJOT said...

Loved her previous book, can't wait to read this one. Thanks

ky2here said...

Didn't read it but loved the movie. I had forgotten about the spy part. Meryl does good comedy.

Lori said...

I would love a chance to win this.

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Jon_Lefkove said...

I missed the movie in the theater.

Jaime said...

no, I didn't see the movie, but I'm waiting for my copy of Julie and Julia
copperllama at yahoo dot com

rockymountain_brown said...

I didn't read the book, but did see the movie. It was really good, and well acted.

Melanie said...
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Melanie said...

I just saw the movie *twice* in the past week!!

I drive a lot, so I hope to win this, thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

I saw the movie and loved it. I will be reading the book as soon as my local library gets it to me.

Please enter me in the contest :)

Jesyka_01 at yahoo dot com

booklover said...

Please enter me in the contest.

Thanks!
tradingaddress at gmail dot com

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this. Read the book - loved it, saw the movie - it was ok.

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

bison61 said...

I Haven't read the book or seen the movie.

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Bev said...

I've read Julie and Julia but haven't had the chance to read Cleaving yet.
Still want to see the movie.

Thanks for the chance to win this audio book : D

BevE
slawoszewski(at)yahoo(dot)com

LittleEagle said...

enjoyed Julie and Julia and would like to read the followup. Thank you for the giveaway.

aloi said...

I've read the book AND watched the movie! Blogged about it here: http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.com/2009/11/sucking-marrow-out-of-otherwise-decent.html

Anonymous said...

I haven't, but my sister has and I would love to surprise her with a copy of "Cleaving".


Ronrose

Nicole D. said...

I did not see the movie, but probably will get it from the video store soon. Thanks!

Daniel M said...

saw the movie, meryl streep was great! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

erma said...

No, I haven't see or read it.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Nickolay said...

I saw the movie, and I plan on reading the book. I hope the book is good!

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

Andria said...

I saw the movie and loved it. This would be great to have for a road trip I'll be taking in the summer

Shelley K. said...

I read the book and thought it was really great--haven't seen the movie though.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the movie "Julie & Julia"!

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Anonymous said...

I am always looking for different authors to read. I have added this book to my TBR list since it sounds really good
JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

Renee G said...

I haven't read the book or seen the movie; but I would love to do both.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

billwinsbig said...

have not seen the movie...yet

Smart Cents Mom said...

Yes, I just rented the movie over the holidays. I though that it was funny. I would love to win the new audiobook! Thanks!

skstigger@hotmail.com

artmarcia said...

I read the book and saw the movie in both the theater and on DVD. I loved it all and am very interested in her new book. thanks for the chance to win.

Eve said...

No, I didnt see it. But would love to!

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theprophecygirl said...

I am now reading the book and saw (and enjoyed) the film. Thanks for the giveaway! theprophecygirl at hotmail dot com

Karrie said...

I have not seen the movie yet but I am defintely going to rent it

Dispatcher_kristy said...

I saw the movie and enjoyed it very much

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lilyk said...

I haven't read the book or seen the movie but hope to do both soon.

kathy pease said...

no i havent seen it yet but i really want to i love meryl streep she is my favorite actress :)

ryleesgran said...

i haven't seen the movie or red the book but I would love to read this book

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blueviolet said...

No, I haven't read or seen it!
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john ferris said...

I did not see the movie.
john ferris
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Roseann K. said...

I saw the movie and loved it. Thanks for the giveaway!

fancyfeet48 said...

I would love to win this thanks for this great giveaway
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Gary Costanzo said...

I missed both the movie and book, but would love to own this audio book.
garyco@roadrunner.com

opalbaker said...

Yes,I saw the movie and it was great.
opalbaker@yahoo.com

Donna M. Clark said...

I read the book first, than I watched the movie. I can't wait to hear the new one. Thank you for having this giveaway.
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Gianna said...

I didn't see it or read it.

Nancy S. said...

I saw the movie and really enjoyed it.
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Timster said...

I saw the movie in the theater.

Betty C said...

I saw the movie and really enjoyed it. Meryl Streep was Julia Child to perfection but then just about anything she does is great.

purango said...

I haven't seen the movie or read the book yet. garrettsambo@aol.com

Anonymous said...

This sounds really interesting. AztecFeller@aol.com

Cheryl said...

I saw the movie twice! Once with my Mother and once with my best friend. I had to share the joy!

Atreau said...

I did see the movie and I adored it!

365DAYSINHEMETVALLEY said...

Saw the movie, and loved it.

Sahm Lee said...

I watched the movie! Loved it! Thanks for the contest!
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Anonymous said...

Yes--loved it! Great story.

linda AT downes Dot net