Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child

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Anchor Books, 2012 - 569 pages
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Julia Child entered the lives of millions of Americans with her bestselling cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking; her popular and long-running cooking show, The French Chef; and her beloved memoir, My Life in France. In this intimate and revealing biography, based on exclusive interviews and scores of private letters and diaries, Noel Riley Fitch leads us through her incredible life.
 
We travel with Julia from her exuberant youth in California to her raucous days at Smith College; from her volunteer service with the OSS during World War II to the day she met Paul Child, the man with whom she would enjoy a fifty year marriage. We're with her when she takes her first culinary course at 37 and discovers her true calling; when she begins work on her landmark cookbook and suffers the rejections of most publishers in New York. And when finally her vision strikes a chord with a generation of Americans tired of bland cuisine, we're there to share in the making of a legend.
 
Julia Child became a household name by resisting fads and narrow conventions, by being the quintessential teacher and an inspiration to modern women, and by doing it all with her trademark humor and aplomb. Appetite for Life is her truly remarkable story.

  

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Theirs is an incredible love story. - Goodreads
Well researched, but not very well written or edited. - Goodreads
There's good scholarship in this book. - Goodreads
And I loved their love story which spanned the world. - Goodreads
My first real intro to the life of Julia Child. - Goodreads
That said, the writing is a bit dry. - Goodreads

Review: Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child

Avis d'utilisateur  - Brian - Goodreads

This book deserves credit for establishing the chronology of Mrs Child's life and identifying the key figures. I think we wouldn't know quite so much about Mrs Child's (unremarkable) childhood in ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child

Avis d'utilisateur  - Jessica - Goodreads

I agree with a lot of other reviewers that this book grew really tedious with all the superfluous detail. For me, the first part of the book was great and it was enjoyable to read about Julia's ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

l A DJ M
2
OOOlG
10
L
31
2
37
Cordon Bleu
162
Launching the Book
273
The French Cref
325
Celebrity and Solitude
341
Notre Dame de la Cuisine
461
Do Not Go Gentle
481
Acknowledgments and Sources
507
Notes
513
30
533
47
543
Bibliography
547
Index
553

Riding the Second Wave
359
A Time of Loss
381
The Company She Keeps
399
Pacific Overtures
417
Seasoned with Love
437

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À propos de l'auteur (2012)

Noel Riley Fitch is the author of Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties and Anais: The Erotic Life of Anais Nin, as well as other books chronicling the French-American artistic experience. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles and on the Left Bank in Paris.

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