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Also by Julia Child:

My Life In France, July 2009
Trade Size
Julia's Kitchen Wisdom, July 2009
Hardcover
My Life in France, April 2006
Hardcover
The French Chef, April 2005
DVD
The French Chef Cookbook, August 2002
Trade Size (reprint)
Mastering The Art of French Cooking, October 2001
Hardcover
The Way To Cook, October 1993
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The Way To Cook, September 1989
Hardcover
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1, October 1983
Hardcover
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, September 1983
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Also by Alex Prud'Homme:

The Ripple Effect, June 2011
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My Life In France, July 2009
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My Life in France, April 2006
Hardcover

My Life in France
Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme

In her own words, here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found 'her true calling.'

Knopf
April 2006
Featuring: Julia Child
336 pages
ISBN: 1400043468
Hardcover
$25.95
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Non-Fiction Memoir | Non-Fiction Biography

From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre in the fall of 1948 and Julia watched the well-muscled stevedores unloading the cargo to the first perfectly soigne meal that she and her husband, Paul, savored in Rouen en route to Paris, where he was to work for the USIS, Julia had an awakening that changed her life. Soon this tall, outspoken gal from Pasadena, California, who didn't speak a word of French and knew nothing about the country, was steeped in the language, chatting with purveyors in the local markets, and enrolled in the Cordon Bleu.

After managing to get her degree despite the machinations of the disagreeable directrice of the school, Julia started teaching cooking classes herself, then teamed up with two fellow gourmettes, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, to help them with a book they were trying to write on French cooking for Americans. Throwing herself heart and soul into making it a unique and thorough teaching book, only to suffer several rounds of painful rejection, is part of the behind-the-scenes drama that Julia reveals with her inimitable gusto and disarming honesty.

Filled with the beautiful black-and-white photographs that Paul loved to take when he was not battling bureaucrats, as well as family snapshots, this memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia embraced so wholeheartedly. Above all, she reveals the kind of spirit and determination, the sheer love of cooking, and the drive to share that with her fellow Americans that made her the extraordinary success she became.

Le voici. Et bon appetit!

Media Buzz

Good Morning America - July 3, 2006
Day To Day - June 12, 2006
Good Morning America - April 6, 2006

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