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My Life in France
My Life in France
Author: 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.’ — 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 soigné meal...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781400043460
ISBN-10: 1400043468
Publication Date: 4/4/2006
Pages: 336
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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skystew avatar reviewed My Life in France on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I just finished Julie and Julia and found it fabulous! So I wanted to read more. I love France as well, so I figured this would be the book for me. It was a dry read and not very funny. I would be helpful to know some French all the recipes Julia refers to are in French. I much prefered Julie and Julia, but found this an interesting read.
isitfriday avatar reviewed My Life in France on + 170 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I just found this book 'okay'. Honestly afer 173 pages, i did not continue to read it... i just found it a bit boring. It was not terrible, just a bit disjointed, and a series of stories about being in Paris,but nothing that i looked forward to reading about, so i decided to pass it on to someone else who may enjoy it more than I did.
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Helpful Score: 1
Really got a sense of Julia's personality.
materialgirl avatar reviewed My Life in France on
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Quite good. Basically a biograpy of Child.
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Helpful Score: 1
Read a little each night while on a ten day vacation and it was hard to put it down and get some sleep! Funny, fast easy read. Gave me appreciation for all Julia accomplished while overseas and when she returned stateside. Personal details very moving including those pertaining to her marriage. They were so in love - so the romance was an added bonus. Her husband too was a marvel in his own right and his information added much to the book. I highly recommend it and would not mind reading it again.
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I really enjoyed this book. You will too especially if you are a food lover like Julia was.
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Interesting read! Some blank spots in the story but, all in all, well done.
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Enjoyed both the book and the pictures. Interesting insight into her life.
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Haven't finished it, but am enjoying it immensely so far! Julia Child has a lively personality that translates well into print. Full of curiosity, juicy culinary details, and amusing characters. Definitely recommend this one!
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Julia Child's story of her life in France...and Germany, and Norway, and the United States...truly conveys the joy she took in cooking, as well as in life in general. A very entertaining read. One caveat: this book should never be read when you're hungry, because it won't help a bit. ;-)
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I loved everything about this book. I wanted to visit France, Norway and even Germany after reading it. Julia Child is turly a one-of-a-kind person, I wish I had know her. The story is full of love, food and wine. 3 of the most important things that humans need to live a full life. Bon Appetit!
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A lovely biography that urges one to travel, eat, and discover your life's passion. The narrating is superb and convinced a young college girl like me to order a massive text on French cooking, The Art of Mastering French Cooking, because it's creation was described in such detail within My Life in France's pages. I will keep this book to read again when I have the means to actually visit the wonderful places described within it's pages.