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It seems like such a small book for such a large topic and left me thirsting for more information.
It almost felt like the author was trying to say "oooooh look at this horrible thing Julia did or said..." Who cares?
This short biography, one in the wonderful Penguin Lives series, is an excellent overview of Julia Child's life.
This is the story about her life and is a good story it's not what I thought though but still greatPublished 13 months ago by DEBORAH PETERS
Most of the reviews on here of this book aren't very intelligent. It's as if people expected something more glossy and TV-talkish; the reviews on here center on what they perceive... Read morePublished on February 9, 2012 by Niel Rishoi
I was hoping this book would be interesting and add to my knowledge of a figure I am very interested in. Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by Campbell
I have read My Life in France, Julia Child's account of, well, her life in France. I liked it a lot. Read morePublished on July 29, 2011 by Terri J. Rice
I was absolutely delighted when my book arrived. It was in excellent condition and the biography was everything I dreamed of and more. Read morePublished on November 17, 2010 by Florence A. Pharis
The best part about this book is how well Shapiro manages to capture the essence of Julia. After reading the book, I felt like I knew who Julia was as person and perhaps that I... Read morePublished on August 10, 2010 by Lanny
Did you know that Julia Child had an eye job and three face lifts? That's not the only surprise that lurks inside this deceptively small book. Read morePublished on July 24, 2010 by takingadayoff
Two big problems. One usually wants a biography to be interesting, to grab your attention, in either a positive or negative (or best, a nuanced) view of the person's life. Read morePublished on November 10, 2009 by Michael A. Duvernois