Tuesday, June 7, 2011
My Life In France - Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme
If you know anything at all about Julia Child, you know she has a distinctive and awesome voice. In this book, her voice is so clear you can actually hear it when you read - or at least, I can. As the title indicates, the story is about her life in France, which is where she learned to cook and helped to write Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol 1 & 2. I love this book, because her voice is so clear and because it's full of the details I love - where they lived, what they ate, who they spent time with, etc. This book makes me want to live in France - especially France of the 50's. Julia has a great sense of humor and adventure, and both come through loud and clear. I actually read this book for the first time after reading Julie & Julia, and I love them both. The movie is also great - I love Meryl Streep and think her Julia was dead on.