Julia Child: A Life

Julia Child: A Life

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by Laura Shapiro
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101202937
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/05/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
982,916
File size:
582 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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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Julia Child 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
TeddyGorey More than 1 year ago
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
Canyon1200 More than 1 year ago
The author does her homework knows how to put words together. You'll know Julia a lot better after reading this book.
retrosurfer59 More than 1 year ago
My wife found this book amusing and engaging and she enjoyed the story and the writing.