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MY LIFE IN FRANCE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

"Ooh, those lovely roasted, buttery French chickens, they were so good and chickeny!" Anyone who remembers the iconic, deceased Julia Child (1912-2004)—or perhaps Dan Aykroyd's affectionate imitation of her—will recognize the singular voice.It's employed in this memoir to full advantage, and to the reader's great pleasure. As relative and writer Prud'homme recalls, at the end of her long life ... Read full review

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Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Terry Miller Shannon

In her memoir, we discover that Julia Child was not born with a wooden spoon in her hand; her early cooking experiences were sometimes less than delectable. Her adventures, culinary and otherwise, are chronicled in amazing detail and much charm, written with Alex Prud'homme, Paul Child's grandnephew. The book opens with an introductory first sentence from Julia that speaks for itself: "This is a ... Read full review

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Great book
I enjoyed everything about this book. The places, the people, the food!

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User Review  - Lindsey - Goodreads

Such a joy. Child has a writing style that reads easily: full of vivid detail, unique humor, and mouth-watering descriptions of French food. And it has pictures! I feel this is a book a will treasure forever and return to again and again, especially when I'm hungry! Read full review

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User Review  - Rhonda Sue - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book and learned a lot about icon Julia Child. What a fascinating story of how she got started in cooking, and her love of all things French. I'm writing a cookbook myself so it was helpful to hear from the master! Read full review

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User Review  - Leila - Goodreads

I love this book. I reread it every so often. Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

So much better than I thought it would be! I read it as part of a book club. I love cooking, so that was a plus. The only thing I didn't like was a lot of times in the book she would use French ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lindsey Meyer - Goodreads

I want to eat this book for dinner! I want to suck out all the words and rub her descriptions on toast. Magnifique! Read full review

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User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

Thanks to my friend for recommending this book, I really enjoyed it. Read full review

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User Review  - valerie - Goodreads

I loved this book and totally recommend it! I loved the movie Julie & Julia and this books covers Julia and Paul Child's life from 1948 until Paul's death in the 1990s. Julia writes as enthusiastically as I picture her talking. I enjoyed getting a glimpse of France in the 50's. Read full review

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