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There is a moment in this series that says it all for me: They are preparing a pork roast, I believe. Julia turns her back to fuss over one thing or another and Jacques, with a wink to the camera, scoops a few more garlic cloves out of a ramekin on the counter, dices them and slips them into the sauce he is making before she can turn back 's a classic example of the good-natured parrying that makes this cooking present my all-time favorite: Throughout the series the two of them gently fuss over which type of pepper to use, how long a roux must cook, and yes, how much garlic a recipe should have, as only old mates and accomplished cooks could. What a wondeful reminder that cooking is not an exact science.And watching the ease with which Jacques plays his small prank is a reminder of just how much skill he has. He never seems to hurry or work hard, and yet everything gets done in no is 4-DVD set is a delightful collection of moments like that, and a most practical tutorial to preparing an inspired collection of recipes ranging from creme brulee and roulade de chocolat to roast chicken and mashed potatoes. It will support any home cook master the basics, and reach for fresh heights of gastronomic s, Julia is clearly in her twilight, and Jacques does most of the true work. But Julia is there every step of the way, which is a joy to noted here in another review, the DVD provides the best format for emulating what you see on the show. Jacques is a real master and as a result, he makes everything look easy. The first time you test to follow along as he assembles a souflee, carves a chicken or rolls an omelet, you'll realize it's not as easy as he makes it all look. But fear not, you can pause, rewind, and even go frame-by-frame to study his techiques. It really helps. (Just remember to protect your remote in plastic wrap.)Yes, the DVD case is kinda cheap, though I have problem getting the discs OUT, not keeping them in.And yes, there is an unskippable commercial at the beginning of each disc. I go and drink coffee for two mins if I'm starting a new disc. Otherwise I use the position-memory feature on my DVD players to skip them. Neither strikes me as overly it. Savor it.
I had to order this twice. The first DVD set came and the second DVD stopped at eggs and wouldn't play. The second DVD set did the same thing but then I watched desserts at the end of the DVD and tried eggs again just hoping and it worked. Very strange. If you begin eggs and just obtain commercials then test to watch dessert and go back to eggs on the menu and it may work.
How refreshing to actually watch 2 of the greatest teaching chefs of all time cook for us. This DVD series is matchless and timeless.Without scripts or strict recipes, these 2 icons present us that with proper techniques, and a huge passion for cooking, a home cook can turn out something spectacular. I've learned so much from this series. This dvd shows us proper techniques, and that amazing quality new ingredients, along with easy straight forward recipes are what it's all e Meal Network is more into cooks with trendy catch phrases, cute smiles and bubbly personalities, than it is in teaching us what cooking is all about; fun, family and a passion for food. It's amazing to see passionate people that present us amazing techniques while having fun doing is DVD is nothing less than an inspiration, and they present the viewer how to chop and debone meat and poultry, and to properly roast a chicken; the basics; something that is rarely done will not see Rachel Ray begin a can of green beans on the DVD; or Emeril Bamming; or Giada acting like a cheerleader opening her eyes true wide while smiling so cute. No you'll see the two most talented and passionate television chefs of all time teaching us why they love to cook knowing that this will inspire us. And it's a joy knowing they love every min of it. There's no cooking dvd better than this one.
Unbelievable to watch these 2 working together. They have fun each other's company and Jacques was so lovingly helpful with Julia in her declining years. I created their bacon, egg and dill pickle potato salad - yummmmm. I read a complaint that the receipts were too easy coming from such amazing chefs. I don't think haute cuisine was the point of this offering. It was to encourage people to test fresh things and have fun the experience. I'm an above average home cook and I learned something fresh or innovative with each show. I'll watch it again and again.
One of, if not the best cooking program available. The powerful personalities of both Julia and Jacques and their attention to detail are without equal. The techniques used are described in terms that all can understand and learn from. This program has been without equal and anyone who views them are truly fortunate.
Just J & J , Julia and Jacques. A gem of American Tv . Julia, a woman that found her call after trying everything . A lady with class and a master chef with perfect teaching skills and a lot of humor. My hero. Jacques , another master chef with a remarkable career and superb techniques , together to offer to the daily day cook like me, a wide selection of classic dishes and meals to be produce at home. Joyfull experiences to share , because cooking is to present love in a meal.
This beautifully filmed 4 DVD Set of the Complete Series "Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home" is extremely informative and entertaining. It's a rare venue with 2 such accomplished Chefs and Teachers! The beloved duo are each their ever so pleasant selves as they freely share their a lot of years of knowledge, experience and techniques - there's no one-up-manship here. Even with the occasional differing opinions about certain info and a website gag sprinkled in here and there as an episode's intro- it's all amazing - VERY GOOD!Their Step-by-Step teaching methods are beneficial for the novice cook as well as for the more accomplished. They are so friendly with each other and their audience, one gets the sense that you actually ARE in Julia's Home Kitchen with them- watching them work their magic and fun as only these two Masters of Cooking can do! This Series is Video proof-positive of how they each have won their locations as the most accomplished culinary geniuses in the globe and in the hearts of the millions who love e 4 Discs include 85 Recipes in 22 Episodes- each one is beautifully captured on clear crisp Video. The Meal Photography is so well done that one can almost taste each masterpiece as they are so, I have had NO issues with the DVD Case as some earlier revues have N APITITE & HAPPY COOKING!!! Julia & Jacques Cooking At Home YES Indeed!!!
Julia spies. Julia steals. Julia vanishes.I adored this book. Julia reminded me of a grown up Lyra Belacqua, stubborn, with a hundred faults, but brave and willing to own up to and fix her mistakes.A professional spy and thief, Julia poses as a housemaid to spy on the mysterious Mrs. Och and her strange houseguests, including a disgraced professor with a collection of forbidden books, a man who locks himself in the basement at night, and a woman and kid who are being hunted by a sinister 's set versus Victorian-esque setting where magic is true and witches are murdered in public drownings. In a very cool magic system, witches wield their power through pen and paper (they have to write down their spells). Therefore women found with writing instruments are e special setting, magic system and characters come together to make a fascinating read. Highly recommend!
I was so excited to read Julia Vanishes as the blurb makes it sound like a mysterious fantasy. How amazing is that?! Sadly, that is not what I read when I created my method through this book.When we meet our MC, Julia, she is a young adult and already knows that she is a witch. Ever since she was a child, she knew that she had the ability to vanish without a trace. Mind you, she is not really invisible, she mearly blends in to her surroundings and other people cannot see her. Julia lives in a time when all forms of magic are illegal and anyone being accused of being a witch is burned alive or drowned. Julia has found solice working for Mrs. Och, a lady who has an odd assortment of people living in her home. Julia finds herself digging up info on who all of these house guests are… you see, Julia is a spy posing as a housemaid. It is a risky job but one that pays well and Julia knows no fear. The more Julia finds out about these houseguests, the more she wants to be done with them and on to other things. She also has been looking into the killings that are event throughout her town and fears a serial assassin may be on the loose. Unfortunately, that is percisely when she finds herself in deeper than she ever imagined and the cost to escape will be at a horrible is is the first book in the Witch’s Kid trilogy and it did not begin off well in my eyes. The story is so painfully slow. So slow that your brain starts to think of other things and you forget that you are supposed to be reading a story. All of the people, places, and things the author took amazing pains to describe were not entirely necessary. I understand this is based in the gaslight era, but taking the time to describe the sidewalks and the fashion of nearly everyone walking was overkill. Instead, I wanted to know more about the witches powers, where they came from, how could they be developed, and more.I did not ever search myself connecting with any character. I didn’t fancy any of them. They felt dry and flat. Julia was not relatable to me as she came across overly self-assured and y. Plus she was too nosey for her own good. She felt she required to know every single thing about every single person regardless if she was asked to look into them or not.I felt there were just too a lot of elements introduced as the story went on. This is supposed to be a the first novel in a fresh series and too much was event at once. The author should have picked one solid concept to begin with and branched out from there. Instead, every possible subject was thrown into this one book: unusual creatures, witches, strange house guests, mysteries, secret books, possibly murdering beasts.Overall, this book just did not work for me. I was never fully invested in what was going on. I did not feel anything for the characters or the story line. It all felt forced and I that created me care even less. I gave this book a 2 star rating because reasons stated above. I was going to give a 2.5 but as I wrote this review, I remembered how frustrating this book created me so I dropped the rating. I know I will be a black sheep with this book but I’m okay with that because I have been on a lot of other books lately.
This book! This lovely, gritty, fantastical book! If witches, foreign lands, interesting magical talents, and unlikeable heroines are your jam, then this book is most definitely for e writing is gorgeous and the setting and world-building are absolutely unique, but it's the full cast of lifelike characters that captured my heart. Julia herself, an admitted thief and liar, jumps off the page as one of the most realistic teen heroines I've ever read, and her love interest Wyn is at once swoon-worthy and a scoundrel. I can picture each of the side characters as though they were sitting right beside me, and when it comes to the villains, the photo of whirring goggles on a [email protected]#$% poor lady won't easily leave my ere might be a lot of YA fantasy to choose from, but this story will stay with me for a long time. Highly, highly recommend!!
I will be the first to tell you that the first novel I read after the absolutely awesome second installment of Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series was going to have a hard time catching my attention. However, Catherine Egan’s Julia Vanishes was up to the e novel is set in some time period/fantasy globe amalgamation of the Gaslight era with a bit of magical Steampunk thrown in. It’s still a globe where there is the clear proletariat/working class and a bourgeois that suppress the continued existence of magic and magical beings. In fact, within the first third, the main hero discusses and witnesses the murder of women who are accused of rratively speaking, the plot starts as a very slow burn and advances in a very natural method toward the climax and the culmination of the story. I really have fun Julia (also known as Ella) as a hero and I found her no-nonsense, straight-forward first person narration to be rather indicative of her personality and it created me like her and connect with her much more on a private level.I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, I really love when an author acknowledges and puts ly active teens into their stories. It is realistic and befitting of characters, like Julia and Wyn, who are in love to be with one another. It isn’t blatant and it isn’t smutty, but it is respectful scenes that indicate the act, rather than present it. Which is still the common practice in YA, but it still gets the point across. It is okay to be ly active and safe. I mean, Wyn isn’t exactly the best of male characters and I’d caution anyone to selecting him as a book boyfriend, but he really is relegated to the is story is Julia’s story of knowledge and coming to search out who she is and what she is willing to do for cash vs those she cares about.I think this is a amazing first installment, and I have high hopes for the next installment, as this one is billed as Witch’s Child, #1.I’m giving Julia Vanishes a solid 3.5 Bard originally posted on [...]
Catherine Egan is a master in the fantasy genre, albeit this the first of her work I read. I loved the book from the first sentence to the latest word. This is a refreshing read, more than spellbinding. I loved the magic of the craft and Julia's other-worldliness still un-named, yet to be labelled and truly discovered. I feel deeply for Dek, her smart and talented brother trapped in a body simultaneously handsome and decimated. Liddy, wizened with secrets of what she is I hoped to be revealed in later books. I hoped Julia would fall for Frederick but also realise that Fred may stifle her need for freedom and to journey herself. The mysterious Mrs Och, I hope to see more off as well as the jewel that is Theo...
Obviously Catherine Egan is a witch! Because her book just blew me out of the water. I was NOT expecting that...I'm 30 and don't always "feel the feels" that one is supposed to feel when reading a certain book but this book, THIS BOOK hit every feel. I was horrified, delighted, disgusted, scared, panicked, happy, appeased, sad, joyful...I mean, seriously. I thought this book was YA but it has a ton of adult elements and I appreciated eo. Omg, I'm in love with baby Theo. Catherine created these characters real, palpable, created me feel FOR them and pray to the Nameless One for the best for them and I was completely on the end of my seat worrying for these characters. This never happens to me!!!! I'm normally reading words but with this book I was totally transferred into the book (again, Catherine is definitely a witch using transferrable magic, obviously!) and these characters became my friends. I became emotional with this book. Again, this never happens! So when it does, it's truly a joy. I couldn't stop thinking about getting home to read this 's something, just one little thing that I LOVE about this book (and series, yay!): the protagonist, Julia, is so far from perfect. She is so real. I hate excellent characters, who create all the obvious choices...I mean I don't hate them but after a while, it gets old. Julia did things that shocked me, but I understood her, still I wanted to strangle her but it created me continue to furiously turn the pages. Which is what every book devourer wants, right?This book reminded me of Jackaby in a method and I LOVED that! I love Jackaby.*********SPOILER AREA DISCUSSION*****************I was disgusted and horrified by Julia handing over Theo. I was totally in love with that baby and I also LOVED their dynamic. Julia lol was not warm to people or babies so when Theo fell for her, it warmed by heart. And then she fell for him and it was too cute. BUT THEN she hands the sweet thing over to an evil person and I was sick. And I was GLAD that Julia was sick about it! And thankfully it quickly moved on to his rescue...At first I thought, sure Theo is taken so he can be ripped apart but really this guy will just fall for him and Theo will be well taken care for. NOT THE CASE! Again, I was surprised. He was covered in poop, pee, snot and not even fed. My god, my heart was massive and the pages were anka and her baby were my main worries. I was praying they wouldn't slay off Bianka because Theo's love for his mama was also palpable and I couldn't bear it. Catherine, don't slay off Bianka! I love their love for each other, my heart can't take it at dirty lying Wyn! Fun plot twist. Frederick is much nerdier and cooler anyway Julia, come on!OH man, I simply can only hope that I can remember this story by the time the next book comes out. I totally will not but I cannot wait. This series is amazing.I believe I heard about this book from a favorite podcast of mine, All the Books!
This book is exactly everything a fantasy adventure ought to be. You've got your semi-magical heroine on the make, brave and clever enough to victory your heart but not too amazing to create the kind of messy mistakes amazing plot is created of. You've got a glorious, layered globe of witches, gods, monsters, laid out around a street-level view of thieves, spies, and a government with a sinister agenda. And you've got a story that keeps your heart racing and the pages turning. See? Everything.
Whoa! I just finished reading this wonderfully written YA novel for the second time. Honestly, I don't know how to write a review. First, I wish to say, that Julia Vanishes has truly, truly surprised me. That doesn't happen often. It's so well written, so well plotted, so tense at times, that I cannot describe it accurately. It's the book that REALLY does what other books only claim to do, meaning when I write that people are threatened, that people place their lives on the line, that people obtain into fights, or face amazing dangers, it's not pseudo-action with a lot of emoting. It feels like the true thing. It was frightening at some points, and like a roller coaster ride. Second, I wish to say that I am not a fan of first person show tense. I think everyone who reads my reviews knows this. There have been some really amazing books written in first person show tense, and I've named them as I've read them, but this book is probably the best first person show tense book I have ever read, adult or YA fiction, literary or not, this is the kind of command of language and story and pacing that just blows my mind. Third, who plots like this in Young Adult fiction. Ah, no one!!!!! This book is so well plotted that I did not figure out anything ahead of time, I did have a feeling it would have a sort of satisfied ending, I mean, I was hoping for it, but I knew, anyone could die. It could happen.Let me tell you some other very amazing things. There is no silly girl here, no excellent girl. This is Julia, with one small gift, she can sort of vanish. OMG! She's the daughter of a dead witch (and I just adored this witch mythology, it's mystical feeling, it's rooted in the mystery of old folklore, it's simplicity and yet it has complication. Julia and her brother are orphans, they live in the Twist, a sort of dark ens world, they survive by stealing. And they are such amazing thieves, their small group. Julia is hired to do a job, but it is not what it seems. It's one plot twist and turn after ere's a small love story, it's romantic but sad, there's another love story brewing, but that is not what this story is about, not at all. This is like a BIG NOVEL. I mean there is nothing typical about this book, this plot, these characters. There have been a couple of books that have done very well, created NYT lists and all that, but they really don't compare to the writing and depth of this story. Julia is a unbelievable character, so terribly flawed and yet so noble. I felt for her, how she loved her brother, how she loved her adopted family, how she fell in love for the first time, how she got her heart broken, how she fell in with the wrong people and had to create some serious choices, choices she regretted. Oh, the mistakes she made. Oh, the pain she caused.But I love her. She's so deeply etched into my mind, the daughter of a dead witch who wants to be warm in the winter, eat amazing food, work for happiness, really willing to work hard, and then something bigger than her happens and all that is over. She has lost her childhood, her innocence, whatever childhood and innocence she possessed is ere's a huge story here, and there will be two more books to tell it all. There is a huge, developing mythology, a huge cast of characters, villains and monsters, oh the creatures in this book are just awful, and the price you pay might be getting your fingers snapped, slowly, one at time, popped back, like Julia did and then her wrist snapped too. I could hear that bone ere is no other book in YA like this one. You may not have your romance, or saving the world, or excellent characters. You don't have killers leaping across the tops of buildings or all the tough boys doing their brooding thing. But you have Julia, able to run through the streets, one step ahead of death. You have wonderful magic, not explained. You have old worlds meeting fresh worlds, you have complicated characters who create decisions based on certain benefits, all of it a gray, gray globe and morality, and you wonder how it is all going to turn out. Someone, you know, is going to die, a lot of are going to suffer, and yet, you feel like it's worth it, breaking bones and all.A unbelievable story that I will never forget and I think it's changed how I view what YA is.
I’m not a writer, so this review will be lacking depth and creativity. But I have to write it. This book had everything. An independent, willful heroine, who isn’t perfect, but is trying to be good. She was so real. The emotions were so real. The decisions were real. Our heroine grew, became stronger, learned, was torn apart and place back together. I loved it.
Miss Julia's jewelry is stolen while Sam (her husband) is away in Russia. Following a dubious-sounding lead by a local sheriff, she withdraws Lloyd from school and drives to Florida where she hires a personal investigator to support her locate the thieves. Unfortunately, the PI is an alcoholic, and is more than Miss Julia can handle so she sends for acquaintance Etta Mae Wiggins to help her. Together the four squad up to search Miss Julia's is was a light, entertaining audio. The plot was a small more unbelievable than normal... (It reminded me of a Lucille Ball episode). Thankfully there was no Sam in this one. Sam's not a poor character, but he cramps Miss Julia's style. I liked Etta Mae, and Lloyd.... I was disappointed to see less of Lillian. I was lukewarm about Mr. Tuttle. I was a bit fed up with his alcoholism towards the end. Plus, he was so under-developed as a character, we never really understood why he drank, or what his true problem was. 4 stars. Light amusing non-serious stuff.
I was interested in learning/reading about Julia language and I happily accepted the invitation to review this book (for PacktPub).Before I obtain into the review of the book, I should mention that I was impressed by the features of Julia. Its syntax related to Python. It supports homoiconicity/metaprogramming as in Lisp and data frames as in R/Pandas. It is flexible in admitting both static and dynamic typing. It has nice help for async tasks and map-reduce operations. Given these features, I am eager to use Julia in a weekend data ysis at said, I learned all of the above about Julia from this book. While I suspect that there are dozens of features/nuances of Julia not covered in the book, I am impressed by the features covered in the book and the method it was covered. Instead of providing redundantly long code listing, the authors refer the reader to listing and only provide short snippets needed to explain/understand the feature. This keeps the book sharply focused on the language and its ing the book with decent programming experience, it was an simple read. I doubt if this will be the case if you have very small programming only disappointment with the book was that it did not discuss probabilistic programming with Julia, which I was expecting based on info from other sources about Julia. May be, I was mistaken. May be, Julia language doesn't help probabilistic programming. I'll have to dig into this on my own.Overall, in contrast with my latest experience with PacktPub books, I was really satisfied with this book. If you wish to begin with Julia, then this book is a amazing starting place.
I bought this when it came out, I’ve read it five times now, I’ve read the reviews, and I still don’t know what it’s about. Did I have fun it? Yes, I have fun reading it each time. Harrison is a literary genre writer and his longer work can be just as mysterious but with more content (and more detailed reviews available), it’s more ’s what I do know. The hero “Cave” (presumably his surname) must be so-named to present a relationship with Julia’s brother, who disappeared in the caves beneath his home island. The relationship between Cave and Julia bears this out as it develops. While we never learn what happened to the brother, we see a reenactment of the original happenings as Julia shows Cave the website and eventually confesses why she did so.Why set this in an alternate dimension rather than here? I think that gives Harrison a method to mirror again, to present us a globe where sacrifice of this kind might actually work. (He does the same in EMPTY SPACE, as I recall.) What results from this story’s sacrifice doesn’t seem to create much sense or bring any benefit – washed-up body parts and a failed career for es the ending actually end the story? You’ll have to read it and decide for n’t begin here, of course. If you read the LIGHT trilogy, the Viriconium books, or YOU SHOULD COME WITH ME NOW and search yourself wanting more, this is another you’ll wish to read.
This short yet very full story brings with it a lot of of the virtues of M John Harrison's work: each word is the right word for what it says, what it does, and what it does to say more than is said. Evocations are always at the edge of the periphery of vision as one reads and yet there is a specific vividness directly show as the sentences unspool. Categorizing this story as science fiction or fantastical mystery or imaginary memoir approaches and yet veers away from what it is: a pleasure.
I loved this book: it explains exactly what the title says: Julia for Data Science! The first few chapters are the 101 of Julia, but then the book turns and goes deeper and deeper into Data I longtime Python developer, I appreciated the conciseness and the speed of Julia and the dozens of libraries available for Data Science. I already approached Julia in the past, but I found other books too much CS-oriented or too general purpose: with the main focus on Data Science this one is different, allowing me to move my first steps and becoming proficient in Julia in weeks. A few chapters into the book, and I was already ready to experiment on my own, effectively changing and shaping the code to try Julia on my professional projects.
I really have fun Miss Julia books for so a lot of reasons. Writing style is witty and engaging, locale is so familiar to us who love visiting Hendersonville, plot definition is always spot on. The zone is so familiar to lovers of Hendersonvillian Ann B. Ross' home city and the attractive Asheville, NC area. Although the setting is not identified as Hendersonville those who frequent the zone can readily identify the thriving, happy, friendly little city and feel we know about where Miss Julia lives, goes to church, and . This book is my least favorite book so I will award it only five stars rather than the 10 that all of her other books deserve. C'mon, Amazon. Allow us have a plus star for other books by Ann B Ross.
M John Harrison, far better known for novels and stories such as his Viriconium sequence, here turns to a not-quite-contemporary Earth story in "Cave and Julia".Like some of his other stories, it is set in and around the land of Autotelia. Like Austin Tappan Wright's Islandia, Autotelia is an imaginary addition to our Earth of uncertain location. Cave and Julia centers around the long relationship of two characters, to each other, and to that land ide from the invention of Autotelia, this story isn't genre in any significant sense.I'd really recommend this only for fans of Harrison already. It's too short to really obtain a sense of his work and style for newcomers.
I lived I the South for a lot of years and the Miss Julia books take me back to that sweet place.I laugh and I nod my head as I'm reading along. It's an experience! It's like a mini vacation.I'm also a minister and I have to laugh at Miss Julia's attitude toward her rather pompous pastor andhis humble wife.If you wish to "get away from it all" for a few hours, Miss Julia books are the method to go.
Here's 4 things I liked about the book followed by 2 things I didn't1. The author’s name looks foreign so I was concerned the book may suffer from a not good translation and/or poor grammar. That was not the case. The grammar was on par for a technical book and there weren’t a lot of typos.2. The subjects were presented in a logical order. When the author was forced to mention a subject that had yet to be covered, he referenced the upcoming chapter where it would be covered. This ensures the reader isn’t just left scratching their head.3. The author used Julia-v0.3 but would mention where he thought something would change in Julia-v0.4. When explaining slices be states that v0.3 provided a copy (by default) instead of a view of the original matrix but v0.4 would return views instead of copies. I tested this with versions v0.3.9 and v0.4.5 and I saw no difference in the default behavior. The author's comment spurred me to read the doentation and eventually I found the explanation (on their wiki). Spoiler, it didn't change in v0.4. The note in the book may have been incorrect but notes like that are very helpful when the language is still under development. Some comments about future releases are going to be wrong because development can change course over night.4. Each time I referenced the index, I found what I was looking for. ------- 2 Things I didn't like -----------1. So what's one reason not to buy this book or any other Julia book? The language is still under development. This book was published in 2015. I'm reading it in April 2016 and as I work through the examples I'm getting a LOT of deprecated syntax warnings (v0.4.6-pre) and as I pointed out above, some things the author said would be implemented in v.0,4, were not. If you go to the Julia www service and click on Docs, you will see a well written and simple to read manual that's up-to-date (of course). You will message the chapters of the online manual are related to the ones in this, and other, books. The online doentation has all the info and it's kept up-to-date. Until Julia 1.0 is released, you probably won't do any better than reading the online Julia manual and searching their wiki for answers to your questions. The author used v0.3. I used the recent stable v0.4.6-pre to work the book's examples. At the time I wrote this review, the current ver is v. A couple locations (for example the dictionary example section) give a lot of deprecated code warnings as you test the examples. Then several pages later, grouped in one little paragraph, the author lists examples of syntax, that's already been used extensively in the examples, that would be deprecated in v0.4 along with the fresh syntax. That info is NOT useful when tucked into a little paragraph several pages after you could have used it. That info should have been included in notes alongside the applicable examples earlier in the chapter.
I can't imagine what Ms. Ross was thinking when she wrote this book. The plot is absurd and most of Miss Julia's actions were completely out of character. Why would anyone, especially prim, proper, and eccentric Miss Julia, wish to hire a third scene alcoholic whom she first meets passed out on the barroom floor? Why would Miss Julia, who is so wonderfully careful and concerned about Small Lloyd's proper upbringing, take him into a seedy bar to see and hear such things as drunks,upright or on the floorr passed out, profanity, and a cage and pole where women dance? True, she probably didn't know what that was for, but nonetheless, it is out of charachter for her to expose small Lloyd to such decadent people and other books, Miss Julia was willing to do things that she would not normally do, such as obtain herself into a high speed chase on a race track with criminals; and the time she climbed up on the courthouse to steal a statue (I thought that one was a small far-stretched too, but enjoyed it anyway). But here in Miss Julia strikes back, she is getting involved with, and exposing small Lloyed to people, places, and things, that no parent, or grandparent, would ever wish their kids to be exposed to.I am wondering if Ms. Ross thought that a 3rd scene alcoholic character, and all his pathetic antics would be amusing to her faithful readers? I love the Miss Julia Series and have passed it on to a lot of mates and family members. I will create a concerted effort to disuade any of them from reading Miss Julia Strikes Back.I sincerely hope there will not be any repeat of such story lines in the future. Hold it amusing Ms. Ross, not pathetic.
Before reading this book I was not familiar with Julia. I knew it was a fresh language, but I didn’t have the opportunity to learn it e book does a amazing job explaining the fundamentals of Julia.If you are familiar with Ruby you will search the syntax very e first 4 chapters explain the primary parts of the language.I want the authors had added the complete installation steps for least this line would had helped: pip install "ipython[all]"The interesting part of the book, at least for me, starts on Chapter 5 with the collection types and primary data structures available in the language. If you already know Matlab and R, you will have fun it comparing Julia with them.I really liked Chapter 7, Metaprogramming in Julia. I can imagine a lot of interesting programs you can build with this. I don’t know if this is possible with Matlab at all, but in Julia it is very clean and is very nice that there is a chapter dedicated to networking and parallelism. Usually this is not something you will search in an entry level book neither in Matlab or R. No doubt Julia is strong language.I feel that some of the diagrams and code examples should have been edited better (I have the ebook).In particular the Chapter 3 (Functions) , the indentation in several examples is off. It is not a huge deal, but it impacts readability. The diagram in Chapter 6 that shows the type’s tree, but has some types underlined by Word!The screenshots from the Windows command line are explanatory, but the default font is terrible. I would not use that font in a book.I’m giving 4 stars, the content was beautiful amazing and the examples run as expected, but those minor edition problems place me off several times while working the examples.
This is a little strange city on "what we once called the Mediterranean. The precursors are not genetic, and they have left archeological evidence all over the continent. Cave has come to the city to write about something else, but has become enmeshed in the mysterious Julia. Julia had gone to the heart of the websites at the age of 14 with her brother and returned alone. Since then her life has been one long chaos.I have to say I am still not sure what any of this means. I don't think we are meant to know in any final way, this is not the nature of Autotelian. But I have spent a decent amount of time mulling it. Certainly we all live on the cusp of the unknown, which we choose to ignore. This book kind of nudges you back into those nooks
Too Disappointed to Hold Reading Miss JuliaI have read all the Miss Julia books in the series up to this point, but I've reached my limit. Some of the other books had implausuble plots. The previous book in the series had given me hope that the author was getting better with plot lines that had some logic to them. But I was wrong. This one went too far. Not only was the plot beyond belief but the situation she took Lloyd into was beyond irresponsible to the point of risky - kid endangerment! Like a lot of others I missed characters that have been main stays in the series. Also some of her quirks that have seemed funny in earlier books came across as snooty and just plain mean. I've spent my latest dollar on Miss Julia and my latest hours reading about her.
I have read 8 "Miss Julia" books and have been captivated by the first 7. They are fresh, witty, surprising, and the characters true and well-developed. "Miss Julia Strikes Back," however, appeared much more contrived and wonderful than the others. In my opinion, her antics here do not fit the personality I have come to know and love in the other books. And some of it is just unbelievable. I still love Miss Julia, though, and Miss Mott's writing; I plan to obtain the next two in the series. One minor disappointment out of 8 thus far is NOT a poor record!
When I learned about the Julia language I was thrilled that there is a community which wants to marry the simplicity and joy of coding in Python/R/Matlab with the power and speed of C/Fortran. This book is a rapid introduction into the primary structure, syntax, and building blocks of the Julia language. The book goes over data/collection types, functions, control flow, metaprogramming, and parallel programming in a first delievery approach. There also are comments and a few pages which provide programming hints on how to ensure top performance of your Julia code. My main criticism of this book is you won't search detailed examples highlighting what makes Julia superior, which is its multiple dispatch and use of LLVM-JIT compiler. There are also no examples similar to technical computing (e.g. numerical algorithms) which I think is important to convince traditional user of Python/Matlab and C/Fortran to adapt Julia as part of their toolbox. Overall this is a nice fast introduction to a very promising language and is worth reading if you prefer not to begin with the Julia manual.
What is Julia? Julia is a fairly fresh programming language (borne in 2012) that aims at reaching two objectives: 1) fast solution prototyping like in MATLAB, R or Python and 2) quick computational time and efficient memory management like in FORTRAN, C or C++. Thus, one could say that Julia tries to bridge the gap between programming languages of two types - high-level but slow and quick but such, Julia is a primal competitor to MATLAB, R, and Python. However, tournament does not completely exclude collaboration; this is the case for Julia that has packages for calling code written in these and some other languages like Java. Needless to say, Julia is begin source and free with a liberal MIT license, which is necessary for wide adoption. To date, there are 549 external packages that can be found at .Chapter 1 explains how to install Julia for Windows, Ubuntu and OS X, shows example of work in Julia shell, and lists IDEs like Juno that can be used. Chapter 2 describes Julia's types of variables (numbers, characters, strings, ranges, arrays) that are the key for its performance, while Chapter 3 discusses functions (their definition and types). Control flow operators (if, for, while, break, continue) and exception handling are introduced in Chapter 3. As the extensions of Chapter 2, Chapter 5 talks about matrices (multidimensional arrays), tuples, sets and dictionaries, while Chapter 6 goes into detail of type annotation and conversion, type hierarchy, abstract, parametric, and user-defined types. The concept of metaprogramming (which can even generate code) is explained in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 explores I/O (file reading from and writing to several formats such as CSV, JSON, XML, HDF5, DataFrames for tabular data representation), networking, interacting with databases, and parallel computing. How to call from within Julia the code written in another programming language like C, FORTRAN and Python as well as performance recommendations are explained in Chapter 9. Chapter 10 looks at the standard library of functions and packages and provides guidelines how to use a pack manager and visualize may say that everything abovementioned can be found in Julia's doentation, but to have these subjects in one put such as this book is certainly a must for fresh converts and seasonable experts alike.
This book is a well written small treasure covering the the friendship that evolved between Nancy Barr and Julia Kid starting in 1980 when the author first assisted in organizing one of Julia's cooking demonstrations and continuing through work on her TV shows, cookbooks, and magazine articles. There are info about the productions and being on the street with Julia and visiting her at r recounts Russ Morash's acronym for what Julia was like in person: "WYSIWYG" for "what you see is what you get". Julia could not be other than herself whether on "The French Chef" or anywhere else. Her tireless enthusiasm and amazing nature abound and are inspiring. Thanks Nancy Barr for this honest and warm appreciafion of your mate Julia Child.
Earlier I reviewed this book based on having read 21% of the content; which remains embedded within this updated review. Now, with the entire book completed, I see more depth in the totality of letters exchanged between Julia Kid and Avis DeVoto than was evident in the early is is a "book of a lot of colors". It is historical. It is political. It is about relationships. It includes elements of hope; frustration; despair; persistence; and,ultimately, triumph over what at times must have seemed like overwhelming odds.I am only 21% of the method through these fascinating letters be Julia Kid and Avis DeVoto so this is but a very brief review of this work, however, it is also the only time I have been so engrossed in a book that I search it valuable to write a review as a "work in progress".As an amatuer cook given to experienting will numerous styles of cuisine, I am not sure what I expected when I ordered this book in Kindle format but I assure those who read this that what I received is far more than what I believed the book would be. I guess I expected, well, a cookbook. To this point in my reading I have come to see this work as something far more necessary and, for those interested in history and travel, something totally unexpected.If you are familiar with Julia Kid through her cookbooks and PBS shows, then you, like I, don't know Julia as a person outside of her known field of expertise. Born in the mid-1940's, much of what is discussed in the letters relative to the political climate of the United States, post-World Battle II resonates with what I, and every other "Baby-Boomer" grew up with in the 50's and beyond. It provides an interesting perspective of what Julia and Avis (both obviously staunch Liberals) see as risky within the U.S.; Julia as an American living abroad with her husband working for the State Department, and Avis living in the U.S. married to a successful, if too liberal, author.Highly recommended for cooks and those who aspire to be cooks; historians and those who think history is e preceding 4 paragraphs are from the original roughout these letters and Reardon's commentaries, we see a progression as the "pen-pal" friendship blossoms. The letters become more intimate. Attitudes and prejudices surface revealing much about both Julia and Avis. Julia loves France but seems, at times. to dislike the French. Avis mentions mates with a "certain condition", namely, that they are - revealing the deep-seated prejudice versus and prevalent up until very recently (when viewed in the context of history). The use of the word "" in some of the letters is quickly explained to mean the real definition of the word as opposed to the orientation it has come to thing in these letters serves to diminish the accomplishments of Julia, Simca, and Avis in the authorship and publication of Julia's and Simca's recognized masterpiece; nor, Julia's success as a star on PBS. These letters present what life was like from the late 40's through Avis' death and, in the Epilogue, beyond to further discuss (in commentary) Julia's continued success as an author and tv serves more than 5-stars but that's all that are available.
If you are a Julia Kid fan you will really have fun the book. This isn't just a book about her cooking, this is a private story as it is the letters written between her and her best mate Avis De Voto. Julia and Avis started out as pen pals, when Julia wrote to Avis's husband in regards to an article he wrote about knives. Their correspondence continued for years and Avis was key in helping Julia obtain her Mastering the Art of French Cooking Cookbook will really obtain to know Julia through her letters, she and Avis communicated about cooking, recipes, life, and politics. There is something very private about reading someone's letters and I loved each and every one between her and e author did an wonderful job in putting these together to tell the story of these two strong and smart women.
I became a Julia Kid fan after watching Julie and Julia and wanted something to read to balance out what I learned about her from the movie. The author clearly had a close relationship with Julia and shared a lot of interesting things about her. I really enjoyed the book and felt it was written with dignity of all of those mentioned in the book. Very nice read!
I loved this book. Who doesn't have fun reading other people's letters when the other people are so smart and worldly! I bought the book because of the bubbly and delightful Julia Child, but before long I found that I was more interested in Avis DeVoto. I had never heard of Avis DeVoto but it turns out she had a more interesting and diverse life than Julia Kid even though she had not traveled the globe as Julia and her husband did. Or maybe Avis just wrote better letters?In any case, these two women were real foodies (before there was such a term) and wrote a lot about the delights of cooking and eating, thus pointing out once again what I have found to be so frustating, and so true, and that is that we cannot follow their recipes and expect the same delecious outcomes BECAUSE we can no longer buy the same produce, meats, new herbs and spices, etc. as they did and which create all the difference in the taste and texture of food. I found myself noting lots of recipes and ideas, quickly realizing, for instance, that nibbling on left-over lobster as they did time and time again was no longer possible both because of the prohibitive cost and beautiful poor quality of lobster and almost all fish I read these letters with the knowledge that not only has the meal industyy drastically changed from the 1950s to today, but also that letters of this quality and quantity are no longer being written. I wish to say it has become a sorry globe in which we live, but I suppose that's not altogether true. Surely we have done amazing things and have created amazing progress over the years ... I just can't think of any examples right now ...
With a plethora of books available about Julia Kid lately, this is a nice read. After reading Julia's autobiographies, this is a look into her life and experiences from an outsider but from within her inner circle. While I prefer the autobiographies, this is a worthwhile read and gives a various view, a view from someone who did not know her before working for her. A long-term colleague who became a private friend.
This is a compelling view into Julia's life, Avis' life, Paul Child's ( Julia's husband) life, Bernard Devoto's ( Avis' husband) life and America's life in the 1950s mostly.But, it's not dated, not a book about the glory of the past-- mid century stly, I found ( and didn't know previously) that Julia was smart and curious ( and opinionated) on a lot of subjects. An example of a liberated (and earthy) woman before it became famous ( or, at least, okay) in the U.S. Avis was the same. They mirrored each other. Their husbands were particularly intelligent men. Julia's urbane, Avis' deeply intellectual. Their mates were some of the "movers and shakers" of our e letters are not boring. Not only about cooking. There is suspense and heart- break in the four main people's lives.And although the book gives us more than a glimpse into Julia et al, we never feel as though we're trespassing, as is the case in some other books of this genre.A very amazing read on a lot of levels. Sill topical today.
This is a sweet book full of anecdotes and the bright one-liners of the irrepressible Julia Child. I have read several books by and about Julia Kid and she had such a wide-ranging and varied personality that each book covers a various time, place, and aspect of the original foodie -- or "cook", as she called herself.I did search myself skimming through the latest half of this book, though -- mainly because the print and the pages were so little that it was difficult to read, and the reproductions of old hand-written postcards and recipes were impossible to create out without using a magnifying glass. Even some of the photographs (and almost all of the captions) had to be magnified, which is a shame because the image of Julia peeking through the slats of a truck full of lambs, some of them looking back at her, was delightful, as were several ncy Verde Barr is a little woman and she and Julia came close to being a Mutt and Jeff type of troupe, so the book size fits Nancy, but it is too little for me, especially when my cat is snuggled on my lap and has to be constantly moved around when I have to obtain to my little magnifying glass, but without it I would not be able to read the recipes, etc., so for this reason I am glad there are so few in this ncy Barr also lost me at some point in the latest quarter of the book, which could have been avoided with some editing. Julia's husband Paul seems to be ill for the entire book, popping up now and then with a witty remark, and then dies ... I can't figure out the ages of the author's kids as there are images of them as small boys and two or three pages later they appear to be adults ... The author gets divorced and there are several images of herself with someone named John but then towards the end of the book she mentions marrying an artist named Roy Bailey, but two pages after that she says that he had been dead for some time and Julia was concerned about Nancy's well-being. I was confused. Maybe it was just me, but I tried to figure out the time-line here and couldn't do vertheless, any book about Julia Kid is fun to read. At this point, my favorites are As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Kid and Avis DeVoto, and My Life in France by herself.
Very amazing book, really held my attention! I hated to [email protected]#$%!. Info a side of Julia Kid that was fresh to me. Barr was a member of JC's Squad of helpers for demos, book signings, etc. Along the way, they became friends. Interesting look at behind the scenes events during all those tours and such, including information about Paul Kid I didn't know. I just finished re-reading it. This book is a keeper. I hope you have fun it too.
I love all things Julia. Having grown up as her TV career was taking shape, I've loved her person and her work ever since. This book, and Dearie, are must reads if you share that fascination. The woman behind the persona is even more fascinating and delightful.
This is a book of letters, correspondence between Julia Kid and Avis DeVoto, who became one of Child's best mates and confidants before they ever met. They first "met" when Kid sent a fan letter to author/columnist Bernard DeVoto concerning cooking knives, and Avis replied on behalf of her husband. Thus began a friendship that lasted until death. This book doesn't go that far, but it does cover the period when "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" was being written. These women wrote about everything: life, death, gossip, politics, and, of course, writing and publishing the book. A very interesting look back at the times and the early career of Child.
I feel badly writing that this book "only four stars because I love everything about Julia and own all of her cookbooks. But it is necessary to understand that the book as a compilation of actual letters better Julia and Avis DeVoto, without whom Julia may have had a various career path. In an era before email, we obtain a powerful appreciation of what it was like to wait for a answer -- in this case a week or more for transatlantic communications. Their attractive life-long friendship evolves over many, a lot of letters and eventually, private st importantly, it is so impressive to read the thoughts about the efforts to a) write a french cookbook in the era of American convenience meal and b)attract just the write editor and publisher and then c) sell the American public on French cooking. Yes, this was all very, very interesting but I lost steam about half method through with the extent of the info and correspondence about the business of publishing the book. Just a small too much for me, hence dropping one star.
Ages ago I attended the cooking demonstration that Julia Kid gave at the Rhode Island School of Design mentioned in this book, the happening that was the beginning of the author's relationship with Julia. In a fit of nostalgia I was recently looking for the recipes from the program book that I lost along the way. I "accidentally" bought this book because it appeared it might have them doented since they are mentioned under "Recipes" in the index. Unfortunately, there are only a couple of recipes in the book and these were not among them. The index is misleading that regard. But the book was a light, entertaining read anyway. It charmingly portrays Julia as I would like to remember from seeing her on TV and at this one memorable live encounter: a warm, fun loving person who just loved to cook and wanted everyone else to fearlessly share her passion. If you wish a gritty, in-depth expose of Julia's life, this isn't it. But if you remember Julia fondly this will leave you feeling good.
As others have written, this isn't a deep read. More it is like a fan journal. The author clearly adored Julia Child, and the adulation can obtain annoying. I read it during a few evenings on the Puget Sound, sipping some decent wine. While the book isn't much, what I took from it is much. Julia Kid found her passion in life and seized on it. While most of us don't come from the privilages that she did, the book so clearly inspires us all to create the most what we have to give. When I read the book I thought it a bit stupid, but as the weeks go by I search myself built up by the portrait of Julia Kid as this wonderful human being, who never said no. For anyone feeling lost this is a tonic.
This book is like a time capsule into the past. I found the earliest letters the most fascinating. Two interesting women not only discussing recipes and cooking techniques, but politics and art. It was upsetting how casually homophobic and even racist these liberal anti McCarthy democrats were. These letters are brutally honest, about marriage, parenting and women's roles in the globe they occupied. The gap between the classes was glaring in this book also, it was painfully apparent these two women hailed from the upper class, discussing how hard it was to obtain a amazing cook or maid. Summer homes and months long European vacations despite this or maybe cecause of this,I enjoyed it very much,
It's always a bit strange reading someones personal letters, but the writing, especially Julia's truly reads like a story. The letters selected for this book are place together in a unbelievable method that is simple to follow and the pre-section commentary ties them together nicely. Julia wasn't perfect, never claimed to be, but you can't support but feel all the blood, sweat and tears she place into researching and writing her cookbook. Maybe the fact that Julia has been on TV for so long, makes her more relatable, but Ms Devoto didn't endear me whatsoever. I'll just leave it at that.
A unbelievable book, revealing the back story behind how 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' came to be published. Begun as an almost accidental exchange between the remarkable Avis DeVoto (handling her husband's correspondence with a answer to Julia Child, who had written about an essay of his), the correspondence quickly bloomed into a friendship that would latest the rest of their lives. Avis DeVoto was a remarkable woman in her own right, and learning about her life was e correspondence is a unbelievable snapshot of a period in time. We hear about the McCarthy hearings and US politics through their writings (both women being rabidly anti-McCarthy), and follow the travels of the Childs as Paul is re-posted first to Marseille, then to Germany, and finally to Norway.And, of course, the correspondence is about cooking. Julia engages Avis (along with other family/friends) in trying out her French recipes in an American setting. Can they obtain the right ingredients? Do portions sizes translate? (The respond are 'not always' and 'no.') We learn a amazing deal about the palate and preferences of the 1950s American housewife, and surprising changes in meal in the past 50+ years ( who knew that frozen chicken was uncommon in the early 50s?).Even knowing the successful outcome, following along as Julia, Simca, and Louisette test to obtain their epic achievement published is fascinating. Rejected by one publisher as too much, too complicated, too long, they happily do search a home, courtesy of Avis, with Alfred Knopf. And we all know what happens after that!Reading the correspondence created me pull out my copy of 'Mastering the Art...' and reconsider, with new appreciation, what went into making that grand volume that changed so a lot of lives. I grew up with Julia Child, courtesy of my mother's love of cooking, and never really understood what a sea change she brought to the ava to Les Tres Gourmandes and brava to Avis, without whom we may have never known their work!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading these letters about the long struggle to obtain Julia's first cook book published. One learns that these women had interesting lives besides and including food. The letters are about the struggle to obtain Julia Child's first book about French cooking published. I did not know who Avis DeVoto was before reading the book and without her continual help it would not have happened. She and Julia are both interesting, smart woman with unbelievable lives and careers in the days when most women were relegated to housewife, teacher or nurse. I enjoyed reading the behind the scenes of both the private and the professional aspect of getting this landmark book published. Julia Kid gave birth to the cooking shows so prevalent today and she helped changed the method America eats. It happened slowly, of course, but reading about those beginning days in Paris and the help and love coming from Avis DeVoto is worth the read. The two women discuss the political happenings of the time - the McCarthy hearings and other political happenings of the 1950's and early 1960's when Kennedy was running for President. A very amazing read.
We're doing everything in our power to create you well again. My Name Is Julia Ross is directed by Joseph H. Lewis and adapted to screenplay by Muriel Roy Bolton from The Woman in Red written by Anthony Gilbert. It stars Nina Foch, Dame Mary Witty, George Macready, Roland Varno, Anita Sharp-Bolster and Doris Lloyd. Melody is by Mischa Bakaleinikoff and cinematography by Burnett Guffey. Julia Ross (Foch) out of work and in debt arrears to her landlady, hastily accepts a in-house secretarial position to Mrs. Hughes (Whitty). Starting work in the Hughes house in London the first night, she wakes up two days later in a cliff-top mansion in Cornwall. She is told she has been away with mental health problems, her name is Marion Hughes and she is married to Ralph Hughes (Macready)... A very necessary movie in the career of the amazing Joseph H. Lewis, My Name is Julia Ross would effectively place the director on the map, with noir fans subsequently rewarded with the likes of Gun Crazy and The Huge Combo. Compact in running time (65 minutes) and budget, it's a movie that showcases just what true amazing work could be achieved by a director and photographer noir squad working under tight restrictions; classical noir production if you like. Story as it is is beautiful straightforward and familiar, but atmosphere and visual smartness ensure this is no walk down retread lane. It falls into the Gothic noir spectrum of films, following in the traditions of Rebecca, Gaslight and Suspicion. In fact, it's also very much "old dark house" on staple terms, with eerie staircase, wood panelled rooms, secret passageways and even a black cat. While the setting, house on a seaside cliff where the mist rolls in at night, is splendidly moody. The characterisations (very well performed by the cast) are vivid and odd, with us clearly meant to note that Julia Ross is clearly the only normal being in the Hughes household! Best of the bunch is Macready's Ralph Hughes, the catalyst for all the things that are happening, he fondles his knives like a fetishist, a truly memorable noir antagonist. Ultimately it's what Lewis and Guffey bring to the fore that makes the movie better than it is on the page. Expressionistic touches are here of course, but it's the skew-whiff camera placements and up close POV shots that bring the viewer into Julia's confused fresh world. Memorable scenes are frequent, be it a rain sodden road or Julia peering through the bars of her bedroom, there's visual treats aplenty here. The ending is all to fast and as is often the case in this type of narrative, implausibilities need to be ignored. But that is simple to do, because with atmosphere unbound and not a shot wasted, this is a safe recommendation to the Gothic noir faithful. 8/10
All I have to say is WOW! I had to attend a trade present recently so I I wanted some comfortable shoes I could wear all day on that hard concrete floor. These were perfect. They looked amazing with skirts and skinny jeans and were SO comfortable.
Exchanged for the next size up and still required to be broke in. First time I have ever required to up size a pair of shoes. Breaking them in was painful and took weeks. To add insult to injury, they didn't latest 6 months before the "leather" started peeling off the top. Save your feet and your wallet some pain and buy a higher quality shoe.
First of all, I'm an RN with close to 40 years' experience in the US healthcare system working in for- personal huge hospitals only, and for a bit, for a doctor who required an experienced nurse to establish his practice after years as an E.R. physician full time.I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I've seen a P.A. who faked his credentials and killed an incarcerated person. It was a various time in a little city and people were trusting, but I never thought he knew what he was doing, and left the MD's practice as his " right hand nurse" because the P.A. had method too much power with no proven track record ( said he got his licensing while working for this same doctor- but had copied someone else's P.A. certificate without their knowledge and forged his own name.I wasn't " allowed" to check his credentials with the state licensing offices, as the doctor was extremely certain they were valid. NOPE. I've seen insurance companies deny NECESSARY care to very ill patients much more than I've seen anyone take advantage of the health care services.I've worked on a substance Detox. unit, and our clients were from all walks of life including physicians, their wives, teen children, attorneys, you name it.I've seen method more patients test to obtain prescriptions for powerful pain medications than I've seen pusher doctors write excessive prescriptions. Possibly because of the DEA crackdown on the LEGAL this installment of the Miss Julia series, it's my opinion after finishing the Kindle edition today, that our beloved author required to express her own concerns and perhaps even stronger feelings through Miss Julia to the cause I think she will reach a lot of people with her message, couched in the homey, warm setting of Mrs. Julia Murdock's world, I think she will result ople have written reviews that tip that Lauren Crawford was clinically depressed. I think she was being ged out of her mind and didn't realize it. Think back to her one playdate with her 2 young kids at Hazel Marie'e small girl, a 5-6 year old not yet in school, didn't wish to play, she wanted Granny to HOLD HER. This tells me that her mother didn't protect and nurture her kids for a very long time, long before the family arrived in Abbottsville, N.C.A kid who will go to a stranger in find of comfort and love is a severely neglected child, in most cases. Play would have been the appropriate action for her to engage in, but her spirit required primary nurturing her mother was unable to give her.A mother who's ONLY worried about her kids but is sober and not ged up will love them even more, holding them tightly to protect them from the " bullying" of her husband/ their so, the author hinted that there were other lapses in judgment with Lauren Crawford by the affair she was having or maybe getting ready to engage in, we don't know which, at doesn't speak to me of suicidal depression so much as it does impaired judgment from . Maybe she didn't know her husband was putting crushed bits in her meal or drink or maybe she did.. The point was never clarified and we never heard that any testing was done on Mrs. Crawford."Dr." Crawford flourished BECAUSE his wife was his accomplice. I'd like to know more about how he controlled her initially and how it progressed. There are al kinds of emotional abuse and neglect, but most of us will go to a therapist and obtain support when we are hurting. If she had any bruises or was physically abused, the storyline would have been more horrific in one method but more believable in ybe there is a cautionary tale here for the mostly- female readers of the " Miss Julia" series.If a doctor's actions seem to be hard to understand or accept, if a person is prescribed powerful pain medication for a minor injury, then by all means, this is an alarming sign that he or she may not be a competent practitioner in general. People who are medicated to the gills with Oxycodone are not going to complain about anything for a e act of over- medicating does just what Miss Julia said- It hides the lack of treatment by the r those who didn't know this, now you ybe you know someone who could benefit from the wise words and plot in this one book. If so, give them a bonus copy or a Kindle download. You don't have to say anything except " I love this sweet lady's family and Southern ways", because you do or you wouldn't buy the books l of us need a powerful help system, and we also need to learn early in life to be powerful self- advocates for our own healthcare, our own continued wellness, and how to speak up to a hospital's Administration when one or some of their employees are failing to properly and professionally treat you or your family 's another warning sign she didn't touch on: I once worked in a very huge hospital with a Neurosurgeon who came to our state late in his career ( warning sign 1).The hospital in which he had practiced was one of our company's facilities, and because they wanted him GONE, they gave him amazing references. There was no disciplinary action on file, as far as I know.What he did was to quickly establish himself as THE Neurosurgeon on the roster of Neurologists and Neurosurgeons. He was former military and he had a bearing and demeanor which defied any questioning or slowness to react to his barked orders.We first started suspecting he MIGHT be either ill or impaired when he started scheduling HIS non-emergency neurosurgeries after normal operating hours. Usually, surgeries are finished for the day around 5 PM, and patients are back in their rooms by 8 PM at the latest, except for some complicated longer than anticipated major surgeries, which usually then go to ICU for monitoring during the is doctor operated at night because he had switched his life around so his drinking wouldn't be detected, he thought.He operated soberly at night, but after a day of seeing outpatients in his office while he was absolutely under the influence of mind and mood altering substances ( alcohol and likely some narcotics as well).I know this because I damage my back as nurses sometimes do, and the hospital referred me to him. I knew him as well as any of the nurses could, and was experienced enough to see a totally hostile, rude, brash demeanor which didn't exist when he was making his rounds in the hospital with me or with a co-worker RN.Long story shorter, I called the hospital administrator and told him what happened and what I was sure was going on. I called my former husband, who was the HR director of the hospital and told him and he was my strongest advocate because he knew that I knew what I was talking stly, I called my boyfriend, who was the head of the hospital's Board Of Directors and I met with him that same day and poured my heart out about what I'd seen and endured at the doctor's hands ( he was very callous about exposing more than just my back, he was inappropriate in a lot of comments made, that sort of thing from male to female regardless of " status").The hospital Board called an emergency meeting within a week, and at the meeting with the medical staff. The neurosurgeon was present, and he was offered the Physician Rehab, Self- Reporting program, which would have placed him in another town in a detox. and rehab. unit for 30-60 days, and on probation for a few years afterwards. All of us had seen physicians clean themselves up and stay is Neurosurgeon wanted no part of any treatment program and was fired in front of his fellow physicians.He went home and committed suicide via gunshot to the L of us are affected by the issues of medical professional lack of ethics, of substance abuse in the health care professional staff, and in what Miss Julia related- selling for enormous profit. I've never seen this happen, but either pharmacists or doctors or both are participating in " mills".The DEA shuts one down, and two more pop up.Ann Ross lives in the zone where addition and misuse of opioids are epidemic and are killing mothers, fathers, teens, and even babies who obtain into the substances by accident.We owe her a large round of applause for having the bravery to discuss this part of the deterioration of modern e notice is clear, though. If you and I NEVER take the medications, then we are not going to become addicted to them! It's the same principle of alcoholism beginning with the first drink for a lot of who are genetically and personality- predisposed to addiction.I hope the next book in the series returns to a light hearted funny book with the familiar beat, but if this book helps 25 people to live sober lives and not die, then it is an invaluable is available by calling 211 in most US cities. It's a free call and the support offered is not limited to ability to pay.Blessings to all. :)
There's too much discussion on the failings of our medical system and not enough action. I missed hearing from characters in the previous books. I hope Miss Julia climbs off her soapbox a small more in the next book. Because all in all I'll still be waiting for the next one.
Having completed Ann B. Ross’s Miss Julia Delivers the Goods, I have now read ten of the books in the series. This one is my least favorite. Most of the narrative is Miss Julia, the indomitable Southern matriarch of a very unusual “family,” fretting over a issue in Hazel Marie’s life. Hazel Marie was Miss Julia’s late husband’s mistress, so you can see what I mean when I place quotation marks around the word family. Hazel Marie’s issue could lead to her leaving their little North Carolina town, and if that happens, Miss Julia will lose not only this younger woman she’s come to love but also Hazel Marie’s son Lloyd, the offspring of Miss Julia’s deceased husband and a young man whom Miss Julia thinks the globe of. The mystery that usually appears in this book that involves Miss Julia, often puts her life in danger, and provides a dilemma for her to solve is show in Miss Julia Delivers the Goods, but it is extremely secondary to Hazel Marie’s problem. And therein lies my problem with this edition of the series. I found it tedious, for we know in the end that all will be resolved harmoniously and the solving here just seems to be a “let’s obtain it done; no, we’re delayed” over and over and over. The narrative moves quickly, the characters are charming and engaging as ever, albeit frustrating in their actions, and I will definitely read the next book in the series. But I have to say, for me, this one just didn’t please as much as the others of Ross’s Miss Julia books.
Every detail you could imagine about Julia Kid — and frankly, too a lot of about her family history — create this an uneven biography. In the early chapters especially, you’ll want Spitz had had a stronger editor, because much of this is unnecessary to understanding Child. (Really? A whole chapter dedicated mostly to her grandfather?) Spitz shines at unearthing the anecdotes that endeared her to America (her late career encounter with a British martinet showrunner in which Kid tries to obtain her to say “” is wickedly funny), but his tendency to tautology and too-frequent resort to cliché gets on the nerves, and drags things out. Oddly, I found the ending unsatisfying, because it could have used a review of Child’s legacy. Worth reading, but I have to believe there are better biographies of her out there.
Like a lot of American women, I am a fan of Julia Child. Long before they took her kitchen to the Smithsonian, my mates and I watched the aging Kid continue her shows with wit and character. In fact, we would have create believe Julia sessions where we filmed our antics as Julia in the kitchen. Those were some wild dinners back in those days.I read this book on my Kindle, and did not peek to the latest page, but thought,"Wow, this is a long book!" When I finished reading, I realized that the remaining 30% of the pages were bibliography or footnotes doenting just about everything isn't a highly intellectual effort, but it is quite readable and informative. So a lot of things I did not know about Paul and Julia, including how amazing a relationship they had. He was her largest fan. Also, she managed to do what she wanted in some very unlikely places. She was creative in the kitchen, but also she was able to make an original life.Who would have thought she was a California girl! She fit into the intellectual stage of Boston like a hand in a glove. Her part in bringing public tv to the American public is not to be minimized. And, her dedication to her alma mater was life might be no recommendation for the book, but after reading it, my plans to remodel my kitchen have changed to contain more features that were in Julia's a lot of kitchens, all done by her husband Paul. I'm planning to visit the Smithsonian to see this latest Cambridge kitchen from her home there, and glean from it ideas for my own place. In such a kitchen, with such a kitchen angel watching over my shoulder, how can I support but have fun the place?DEARIE is a book I enjoyed reading, because it presented Julia as a dynamic American woman.
The "Miss Julia" book series is very entertaining! I have purchased and enjoyed every single book of this series and will buy each fresh book as soon as they are available in the future. I have passed the book series on to several various people and each of them enjoyed the reading as much as I did. I recommend that readers begin from Book 1 and create your method through the entire series.
The present was too little I ordered an 8.5 wide and the fit was more like a 7 medium. The top of the shoe dug into the top of my foot. my toes were cramped and pushing out of the front of the shoe. Not only did I pay for these shoes but I have to drive to the town and buy another pair tomorrow. I begin a fresh job in 2 days and required them by then.
I have read all the Ms. Julia books and this is the first one that I struggled to finish reading. My niece is a DO in Nephrology (and was Chief Resident at her hospital) so obviously Ms. Ross' completely inaccurate opinion about DOs infuriated me. Do your research Ms. Ross and learn that DOs are just as qualified as MDs and keep the same exact training and residency experience. I agree with others that the first half of the book was ramblings with no constructive storyline, and the 2nd half just limped on with the only humorous story being at the very end. I will not pre-order the next book and will only purchase if the reviews are good.
The first 27 pages are a Rant about the changes to the delivery of medical services and care as the U.S. has converted to profit driven medical care. Once past that, the story finally starts but is soon based on denigrating a woman who does not do enough, in Miss Julia’s estimation, to enhance her private beauty and choose a more flattering wardrobe. Domestic violence, often a reason for this, is touched on but discounted and ignored, while the commentary on medical services is constant and tedious. When Mildred has need of Etta Mae, I hoped Etta Mae would join the story, but alas, all of the usual rich recurring characters are missing from this book. I love the Miss Julia series and hunger for each fresh book, making this all the more disappointing. If the bulk of the medical commentary was removed, the author might have focused more on the domestic violence and included more of the characters we all love.
'I left that alone, for it's unbecoming to criticize a woman's husband. To her face, at least.'In this twentieth Miss Julia book, Ann B. Ross once again takes her readers on a unbelievable ride (no pun intended) as we enter into the land of hijinks with Miss Julia Murdoch. Miss Julia's doctor has taken an extended vacation with his wife and hired a replacement in his stead. She is not one to welcome change, so she decides she must do something about this situation. Miss Julia, ever the consummate southern gracious lady, invites them over to dinner along with two other couples she knows and loves. The doctor's wife, Lauren, is an odd duck for sure and afterwards, Hazel Marie and Binkie pick up on some strange vibes from the doctor the meantime, Miss Julia's long time friend, LuAnne, who has divorced her philandering husband of 30 years, has just taken a job at the local funeral home. Add to the pot the fact that Lloyd has just gotten his first car, even though he is ashamed to be seen driving it, and you have all the ingredients important for a rollicking amazing time. And Miss Julia never fails to deliver. How that woman manages to obtain herself into the scrapes she does never ceases to amaze me. But she soldiers on like a amazing Southern lady, even when she's knee deep in mud in the pitch black dark.Put your seatbelt on and obtain ready for a hilarious ride as Miss Julia once again proves she is up to the task of setting folks straight in Abbotsville, NC. We see unbelievable characters from previous books as well as a few fresh ones, who we'll never see again. My husband always says to me when I'm reading a Miss Julia book, 'What's Miss Julia up to now?' So I read to him and he laughs right along with me. Come along for the ride. Highly recommended.*My thanks to the publisher for an advance copy of this book. No positive review was expected. All the opinions stated here are expressly my own.
I have been a fan & follower of Julia Child's cooking for over 40 years & have a number of her cook books. I had purchased this book because it was needed for a fresh book club I was just about to join. The book is long but then again so was everything about Julia Child. The book club was a total bust & I walked out before the first meeting I attended was even over. Afterward, as I thought about the book itself I realized how significant it had been for me to read her life’s story, book club or no book club. There was so much about this woman that was not apparent on her cooking shows I was rather astounded. Her personality, values, beliefs & working habits along with all her other abilities to be committed & generous helped me appreciate her in a whole fresh way. As I myself near the latest trimester of my life it was fun to compare Julia Child's ambitions, selfnessness & dedication to what she loved & didn’t, along with her rare ability to always look forward in life to mine. And if this had been a contest I would have failed miserably ha ha. I felt the author followed Julia’s ambition to write a very warm & accurate biography that would definitely inspire a lot of people and the style of writing certainly had the reader feeling they too would have been called ‘Dearie,’ by her too (in a positive way). It was obvious to me as a reader that the author also had his research methods in line with Julia’s style of completeness. And he certainly showed that Julia not only loved cooking, she also loved people. There was nothing half method to half-baked about Julia Child. I admired her ability to adapt, accept & prosper to change with the tides of her life more than anything. She was funny, motivated & present. and of curse she was a personification of the saying 'No grass ever grew under her feet.' Her protective (mother hen) manner with all the a lot of chefs & charities she supported was heartening to know. This book taught me much more than just cooking – believe me. What more can I say about this book that gave me all that? Fabulous!
I am not Derek - I am his wife Jackie using his Kindle account. This is not the sort of book I like to read. It appears that it is meant to be a charming story of a woman who is judgmental based on her clear moral code, and the close knit community of imperfect people she loves. The story is predictable at almost every turn. I often felt that in addition to wasting my time on its insipid contents that the author should obtain to the point already and move along the story to its conclusion. This is a fluffy simple read but not my thing.