"Julie & Julia" movie: my piece about Julie Powell from 2002

I've never interviewed Meryl Streep, but I did do a phoner with Julie Powell before she finished the project on which her blog was based. She cussed a lot. And that made me like her.  Click below to read the story, from my dark and painful Chicago Tribune days. Maybe I'll do a blog!


  1. If you live in Chicago, I would assuse you would know how to spell Carl Sandburg's name, especially since you're a writer. Shame on you!

  2. The world is full of shameful things. But spelling errors (especially in publications that are edited and fact-checked) don't qualify for me personally.

    What does the word assuse mean? Anyone?