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MY LIFE IN FRANCE By: Julia Child September 10, 2010

Posted by lycan librarian in book reviews, Books and reading.

     Is there anyone who saw the movie Julie and Julia who won’t want to read this book about Child’s life ? Those glimpses of surprising events and circumstances in the movie are elaborated upon and greatly enhanced in this utterly delightful autobiography about Julia Child’s life in France in the 1940s to 1970s when she first began to cultivate her interest in food and cooking. Some of the food sounded absolutely gross, but then again, most of it was meat and I don’t eat the stuff.   
     What sets this nonfiction piece apart is that it is written with such overwhelming enthusiasm for the subject, and emerged as an astonishing book that paints the reader a completely vivid picture of those earlier decades. It was cowritten by Paul Child’s (Julia’s husband) grandnephew, Alex Prud’homme, and he did a fine job of maintaining Julia’s voice and personality.

     And if you haven’t seen the movie, it’s quite enjoyable and will encourage you to keep on blogging.



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