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Who Was Julia Child? Paperback – October 6, 2015
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About the Author
Geoff Edgers is a reporter at The Washington Post and author of Who Were The Beatles? and Who Is Stan Lee?
Carlene Hempel is a lecturer at Northeastern University's School of Journalism.
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One night in 1962, people watching Channel 2 in Boston saw something unexpected. There, standing over a frying pan, was a woman tall enough to play professional basketball. She wore an apron and spoke in a fluttering, high-pitched voice. She was excited.
Julia Child was cooking an omelet.
That’s a fancy way of making scrambled eggs that are served folded in half.
The show’s producers were not expecting Julia to be a big hit. Back then, the most popular shows were westerns, cartoons, and comedies. There certainly weren’t many people cooking on television.
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Forget about Hilary Clinton as a role model for young girls; Julia is a true role model, overcoming her early gawky height, and becoming an athlete, a world class cook,and,even a spy for the good guys. It is Interestingly readable for adults, too. Sure to be a bestseller like Edgers' "The Beatles"was. Here's hoping Carlene Hempel will team with her husband,Geoff Edgers, on another book soon.