"Julie & Julia does that amazing nonfiction trick of making you care about a subject through great storytelling, even if you don't care about the subject itself. Powell's heartfelt, funny, and occasionally obscene tell-all about her journey of self-discovery and cholesterol is by turns funny, shocking and delicious. Those who dismiss blogging as "mere" confessional writing and complaining about one's day job fail to appreciate just how engrossing those genres can be when handled by a talented writer like Julie Powell. The story of how blogging—writing in public—changed Powell's life is inspirational and memorable.." — Cory Doctorow
Congratulations to Julie Powell (Overall and Non-Fiction), Cherie Priest (Fiction) and Zach Miller (Comics) on being the inaugural winners of the worlds first literary prize devoted to blooks (books based on blogs or websites).
UPDATE : Janet Kornblum piece from USA Today