My Life in France (Paperback)

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    Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California. She graduated from Smith College and worked for the OSS during WWII; afterwards she lived in Paris, studied at the Cordon Bleu, and taught cooking with Simone Beck and Louisette Bartholle, with whom she wrote the first volume of Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961). In 1963 Boston's WGBH launched "The French Chef" television series, which made Julia Child a national celebrity, earning her the Peabody Award in 1965 and an Emmy in 1966; subsequent public television shows were "Julia Child & Company" (1978), "Julia Child & More Company" (1980)--both of which were accompanied by cookbooks--and "Dinner at Julia's" (1983), followed by "Cooking with Master Chefs" (1993), "In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs" (1995), and her collaboration with Jacques Pepin, "Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home" (1999). The 40th anniversary edition ofMastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 was published in 2001.Alex Prud'hommeis Julia's grandnephew. A freelance writer, his journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, and People. He is the author ofThe Cell Game and the co-author (with Michael Cherkasky) of Forewarned.He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
    Julia Child singlehandedly created a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbookMastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, but as she reveals in this bestselling memoir, she was not always a master chef. Indeed, when she first arrived in France in 1948 with her husband, Paul, who was to work for the USIS, she spoke no French and knew nothing about the country itself. But as she dove into French culture, buying food at local markets and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu, her life changed forever with her newfound passion for cooking and teaching. Julia’s unforgettable story – struggles with the head of the Cordon Bleu, rejections from publishers to whom she sent her now-famous cookbook, a wonderful, nearly fifty-year long marriage that took them across the globe – unfolds with the spirit so key to her success as a chef and a writer, brilliantly capturing one of the most endearing American personalities of the last fifty years.

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    Dimensions xx
    ISBN 9780307277695
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
    Format Paperback
    Pages 368
    Publisher Date 2007-10-09 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Anchor Books
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.75 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Child, Julia

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    • Bon Appetit Mon Amour

      Lovely story told by a lovely woman, Julia Child. Apres a recent trip to Paris and also watching the film "Julie and Julia", I wanted to learn more about Julia's experiences in France as well as her loving relationship with her doting husband. Overstock's price was very reasonable and they shipped it very quickly. This book is for all of you Francophiles out there as well as for the hopeful romantics!Au Revoir and Bon Chance!

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    • A Delight!

      I was never into watching Julia Child's cooking show. When I saw the movie Julie & Julia, It made me want to learn more about her and wish I'd watched her on tv. Our PBS station ran a special on her which I loved, but reading this book has been the best insight into the life of Julia Child. What a delightful person she was - so full of the joy of life! She writes in such a way that you feel you're there with her and experiencing all the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of France! This is a great read and Overstock delivered faster than I expected to receive this book!

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