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  - VioletBramble - LibraryThing

I found this book on the give-away shelf in my buildings laundry room. This was around the time that the movie Julie & Julia was being shown on cable movie channels frequently. I had watched the movie ... Read full review

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User Review  - meandmybooks - LibraryThing

Interesting. I can't say I was crazy about the style, or Julia herself, for that matter, but her enthusiasm and energy came across clearly (relentlessly!) and I found her story to be, mostly, engaging ... Read full review

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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

A very interesting tale, somewhat tritely told. How much of it is true, who can say? It covers most of Julia Child's adult life, but her early time in Europe is covered in the most detail. Her husband ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dmtcer - LibraryThing

I love this book! I fell in love with Julia and Paul and their way of life; their attitudes and philosophy for living. I love the live they lived in and out of France. I found myself wishing I could ... Read full review

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User Review  - debs913 - LibraryThing

With the Julie/Julia craze, readers will be looking for more about Julia Child. This memoir written by Ms. Julia in her eighties, looks at her life in France, beginning in about 1948 through her ... 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  - encephalical - LibraryThing

Exactly the same persona as on her shows. I admire her work ethic and passion. Read full review

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User Review  - mjspear - LibraryThing

A fun, lively look at Julia Child's early years in Paris. Captures well the excitement of learning a new language and culture. Read full review

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

A delightful romp with the first foodie, Julia Child. Makes me want to learn French, take a trip, and grab a copy of her cookbook. Read full review

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