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Julia tops Julie in book sales


From the Associated Press:

On paper and on screen, "Julia'' is stealing the show from "Julie.''

French Meryl Streep's performance as Julia Child in Julie & Julia, which opened last weekend, has helped make a No. 1 hit out of the late chef's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, a classic published nearly 50 years ago.

On Monday, a $40 hardcover edition of Mastering topped the best-seller lists of Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com, easily outpacing a $7.99 paperback of Julie & Julia, Julie Powell's memoir about spending a year preparing all the recipes in Child's book.

The movie is divided between the lives of Child and Powell, but critics have found the "Julia'' side far more interesting than the time devoted to "Julie,'' played by Amy Adams.


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