Review: My Life in France

Editorial Review - - 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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User Review  - breic - LibraryThing

Intermittently amusing, with idiosyncratic but good writing. Child is both exuberant and incredibly hard working. She puts a crazy amount of work into developing her recipes. She is brutally honest ... Read full review

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User Review  - MickyFine - LibraryThing

Julia Child's memoir of her years in France, her marriage with Paul Child, and her experiences starting the PBS sensation that was The French Chef. I adored every second of this memoir. Julia Child is ... Read full review

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User Review  - steller0707 - LibraryThing

Written in Julia Child's quirky style- you can just hear her talking - the book is an interesting and lively account of her life from her marriage to Paul, her introduction and subsequent passion for ... Read full review

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User Review  - cindywho - LibraryThing

This was an amazingly evocative memoir of the birth of Julia the chef - most of the other reviews will describe it better. I finished it this morning and was in a bad mood because it was over and the epilogue was so wistfully sad. Read full review

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User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

3.5 stars This is Julia Child's autobiography (co-written by Alex Prud'homme, the grandson of her husband's twin brother) of not only her time in France with her husband Paul, where she learned to ... Read full review

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User Review  - tkcs - LibraryThing

It's almost always interesting to read biographies. After reading this one I have a better understanding of why Julia Child was so important. It was more than just her celebrity; she really did ... Read full review

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User Review  - ASKelmore - LibraryThing

More like 3.5, but since that isn’t an option, let’s go with three. This is a lovely little book; I just had a challenging time really getting into it. It has everything I love: food, France, humor ... 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  - addunn3 - LibraryThing

A fascinating look at Julia Child's story. Not great writing, but worth the read to learn about more about such an interesting person. Read full review

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