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“Vonnie said: Audiobook
“No-where near as good as I'd hoped, but I've tried some of the recipes and they were quite good (hence the 3rd star).
“Vonnie said: Audiobook
I was looking forward to this book. It looked very cute and the thought of her memoir being told with recipes got me really interested. Unfortunately, I did not like it as much.
This audiobook is read by the author herself. Since it's her book, I expected to be entertained by Giulia (pronounced as "Julia"), but instead I found myself feeling irritated. She has a very monotonous tone and it was sometimes hard to tell when she was mad or excited.
Also, this book recounts Giulia's many failed relationships and how she tied these relationships with special dishes. Many times I felt embarrassed for Giulia on how desparate she become with these men. Pretty much her life is surrounded by finding a man and making him marry her. Kind of scary. The good thing though were the dishes. Her recipes sounded delicious and made me want to try them myself. If only the book was only about her food instead of her men.
I cannot say that this was a horrible audio. It interested me enough to finish listening to the whole thing. I wanted to know if Giulia did find her soul mate. ”
“Comfort food that helps the lonely heart.”Nydia V wrote this review Tuesday, April 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“fun great recipies”laura wrote this review Sunday, September 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well, the review was better than the actual book. What I thought was going to be a light funny read came out to be a whinefest. The author had nonissues with comparing herself to Carrie Bradshaw and the reader was left to wonder if she truly held herself in such high regard. The sexual picadillos of New York City women have been chronicled to the nth degree and the text makes no new inroads with the exception of adding a few hyped up "Italian" recipes. Definitely skippable.”All booked up wrote this review Sunday, July 31, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Recipes are great. Book, not so good.”Anita P wrote this review Saturday, March 26, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a memoir of a lady who dates all these men to find Mr. Right. Her tactic is to win them over with food. I liked that she included recipes...some of which I do want to try! I found myself laughing out loud with some of her stories. It reminded me a little bit of the book Julie and Julia. ”One Flip Chic wrote this review Saturday, February 26, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Blends life in NYC, dating, publishing and cooking! Really a great combo and a fresh idea for a book. I would have given it 5 stars, but I felt so sorry for the main character. Plus, I was hoping for a different ending. Reading it made me very happy to be married. Highlights what one should and should not do whilest dating. Loved the food angle and all of the recipes. I'll be making her pastina someday soon! ”mary z wrote this review Saturday, January 15, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Listened to this on CD--listening to recipes was very tiresome! ”mommasouth wrote this review Friday, January 14, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No