Julia Child: A Life (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 5, 2007 - Cooking - 208 pages
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With a swooping voice, an irrepressible sense of humor, and a passion for good food, Julia Child ushered in the nationís culinary renaissance. In Julia Child, award-winning food writer Laura Shapiro tells the story of Childís unlikely career path, from California party girl to coolheaded chief clerk in a World War II spy station to bewildered amateur cook and finally to the Cordon Bleu in Paris, the school that inspired her calling. A food lover who was quintessentially American, right down to her little-known recipe for classic tuna fish casserole, Shapiroís Julia Child personifies her own most famous lesson: that learning how to cook means learning how to live.

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Even though I am a very conservative person and Julia Childs' is not, I have LOVED her. She has entertained me on TV, in books, and just when I think about her and her life. She paved the way for ... Read full review

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I grew up watching Julia Child but never knew the details of her life. Having seen the recent film based on her I decided to purchase this book. It is definitely worth reading ... and worth sharing ... Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Award-winning writer Laura Shapiro was at Newsweek for more than fifteen years. The author of Perfection Salad, she has written for many other publications, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Granta, and Gourmet.

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