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.
Julia Child: A Lifeby Laura Shapiro
With a swooping voice, an irrepressible sense of humor, and a passion for good food, Julia Child ushered in the nation’s culinary renaissance. In Julia Child, award-winning food writer Laura Shapiro tells the story of Child’s 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, Shapiro’s Julia Child personifies her own most famous lesson: that learning how to cook means learning how to live.
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Julia Childs was a fascinating and humorous and interesting character but this book is so slow moving and monotonous it is hard to stay awake through most of it.
How could a Newsweek writer make lively Julia such tedious reading to wade through -- more work than reading the other known 600 page academic biography on Julia? Except for a quote here and there, it was dull as an unwashed old kitchen spoon
The author does her homework knows how to put words together. You'll know Julia a lot better after reading this book.
My wife found this book amusing and engaging and she enjoyed the story and the writing.