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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (355 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Shapiro Narrator: Julia Prud’homme Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The delicious life of one of the most beloved figures in twentieth-century American culture

With a swooping voice, an incredible 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 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 lessons, that learning how to cook means learning how to live.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shawn Thrasher | 2/16/2014

    " An exceptionally well written biography. I had read Julia Child's autobiography (which I enjoyed immensely) and I have watched Julie and Julia several times (which I also obviously enjoyed considering the "several times"). There was some new details I didn't know such as her prejudice against gays (which was disheartening). She was still a fascinating woman, and Laura Shapiro has written a terrific short biography of her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kim | 2/11/2014

    " This book was a nice and short look at somebody I was mildly interested in. I just simply remember Julia Child as the funny sounding lady who cooked from my childhood. This book gave me an over view of her live that I was inspired to find out more about after reading "Julie and Julia". Curiosity satisfied most pleasantly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sophia Musgrave | 2/10/2014

    " Since seeing Julie and Julia I was more interested in the real life of Julia Child. This author does not disappoint! Although this biography was a bit short, it gave all the details necessary to make an informed picture of one of the world's most fascinating women. I also liked how Julia's truly personal and human characteristic were brought to light and praised. As said in this biography, Julia was always Julia to everyone she met, not just the formal Mrs. Child. She dispensed with all formalities with her warm and down to earth personality. This novel gives an in depth look into the shaping of her character and her history as she became one of the world's most well known and loved cooks. I do wish it went more in depth into her childhood and later years, but altogether, a phenomenal good read and if you are fascinated with learning more about her, this would be a great start! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/7/2014

    " An interesting read, especially in contrast to Julia Child's own (auto)biography which I read last month. Some interesting thoughts about her making herself into someone Paul Child loved, and I also learned about her dislike of homosexuality. "

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