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September 2009 Selection: My Life in France
By: Julia Child with Alex Prudhomme
Copyright: 2006


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About the Book:

Amazingly energetic, creative, and ultimately inimitable (despite many attempts), Julia Child (d.2004) brought French cooking to American kitchens.

For this book she worked with her husband's grandnephew Alex Prud'homme to record her experiences between 1948 and 1954 in Paris and Marseille (and a few later adventures), which she terms the best years of her life.

Like her life, her book is full of fun and zest. Fans will savor, or devour, this account.

This fascinating autobiography was combined with Julie Powell's 2005 book, Julie and Julia, to create the new movie of that same title.

Related Web sites:

The start of the Julie/Julia blog project

Julia Child entry on Wikipedia

Julia Child biography on Biography.com

Julia Child pages on PBS.org

Julia Child's kitchen at the Smithsonian


If You Like My Life in France, Try:

Julie and Julia
By: Julie Powell. 2005.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking
By: Julia Child. 1983 edition.

The French Chef Cookbook
By: Julia Child. 1998.

Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes From a Lifetime of Cooking
By: Julia Child. 2000.

The Way to Cook
By: Julia Child. 1989.


My Life in France Reader Comments:

Absolutely marvelous. I certainly enjoyed Child's own book far more than that annoying Julie and Julia book that was the other half of the recent movie.

-- Lisa T.
patron of Bennett Martin Public Library.
Customer Review Score - 9

Absolutely marvelous book. I particularly enjoyed the photographs included and their time in the south of France. A must for anyone who likes cooking.

-- Barbara R.
patron of Bethany Branch Library.
Customer Review Score - 10

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