Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child

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Doubleday, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 569 pages
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Julia Child became a household name when she entered the lives of millions of Americans through their hearts and kitchens. In this biography, we meet the earthy and outrageous Julia, who, at age eighty-five, remains a complex role model. Fitch, who had access to all of Julia's private letters and diaries, takes us through her life from her exuberant youth as a high-spirited California girl to her years at Smith College, where Julia was at the center of every prank and party. When most of her girlfriends married, Julia volunteered with the OSS in India and China during World War II, and was an integral part of this elite corps. There she met her future husband, the cosmopolitan Paul Child, who introduced her to the glories of art, fine French cuisine, and love. Theirs was a deeply passionate romance and a modern marriage of equals.

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Riley (Anas: The Erotic Life of Anas Nin, 1993, etc.) offers a loving, overstuffed biography of the cook from Pasadena who introduced French cooking to the American kitchen. Julia McWilliams, a ... Read full review

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If you want to read an encyclopedic account of Julie Child's life..this is the book for you. One fact after another with little or no "fun". I would not recommend this for an enjoyable read. Read full review

Contents

Beginnings
3
A Place in the Sun
13
Education of an Extrovert
31
Copyright

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Nol Riley Fitch is the author of Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties and Anas: The Erotic Life of Anas Nin, as well as other books chronicling the French-American artistic experience.She lives with her husband in Los Angeles and on the Left Bank in Paris.She has one grown daughter.

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