BookBrowse Reviews My Life in France by Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme

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My Life in France

by Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme

My Life in France
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    Apr 2006, 336 pages
    Oct 2007, 368 pages

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The captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found 'her true calling' - Memoir

By the time I was old enough to be interested in cooking programs, Julia Child was in her sixties, so my image of her was always of an elderly lady with a warbling, raspy voice presiding over cooking programs with an authority that I never understood. Of course, I was familiar with her famous cook book but I couldn't fathom what the fuss was about, and why people so adored her.

Now I understand! Reading the memoir of this feisty "rather loud and unserious" six-foot-two Californian is a huge pleasure, and the photographs of France and the French, mostly taken by her husband, are exceptional. As always, it is so easy to assume that success comes ...

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