I love Julia.
It's hard to pick a single moment in a life full of wonderful moments.
Did I mention I love her?
Was dying to read this and was so pleased I could listen on a trip. I was afraid it may have been slow or boring, but it was very enjoyable.
Julia, of course.
Hard to say...I enjoyed the descriptions of her having to move and recreate her kitchen.
The title is fitting, no tag line needed.
A lover of thrillers and enthralling stories told by dramatic and well read narrators.
I'm a huge fan of Julia Child--her cooking, her television shows, her unique voice. It all comes through in this memoir, which I had the pleasure of finally listening to after taking a trip to France. The stories that are retold by Ms. Child are light and fun to listen to. Some have criticized the reader here--but I couldn't really see why. It could have only been better if Ms. Child had read the book herself.
Take a journey with Mr. & Mrs. Child. You won't regret it.
What a fun read. Read this, then a couple of the others about Julia. She was very human and down to earth. The best kind of Americans in Paris.
I loved Julia's pluck! She is not afraid to do or try anything.
The pronunciations of the French words were lovely and helped me to expand my vocabulary.
It's a pleasure, as you can imagine, to hear Julia Child share her experiences and love of France. How sad, then, to have a reader with no understanding of the French language. Her heavy handed pronunciation spoils this story. What a waste.
Yes. The story is interesting and enjoyable.
See above. The reader is not up to the task. It is a challenge to even enjoy it. Why was she ever chosen?
I love audio books! I read more books now that I ever did - in the car, while walking, vacuuming, cooking.....
This is a wonderful experience. Julia Child makes me want to cook!! The way she tells her story is so descriptive that I now long to go to France and live like she did. Definetely worth a listen.
The ability of the listener to be transported to another time and place is wonderful
The voice with the fabulous french accent, I would have pronounced most things incorrectly in my head.
Yes, I know there will be parts, I will enjoy again, more than likely the entire book.
It was as if, Julia was talking to me, and me only.
The first meal Julia cooked for Paul.
The US Governments investigation of Paul. REDS under the beds, gone mad.
My first approach, was that Julia must have been a spoilt individual. But, as you read the book, your opinion of Julia, as mind did, will change. Julia is up there with Steve Job's now. Steve's input to computers, Julia's input to French Cooking.
Wine, food, and laughter. This book made me want to cook more, indulge in wine just a little, and laugh about the beauty of life. Julia Child has an amazing sense of humor and the ability to make her audience fall in love with cooking, as well as Paris (not that it was a hard sell). She has a wonderful attention to detail in her words and an enthusiastic love for life that shows in this book. Recommended whether you like to cook or not.