I loved the movie regarding Julia Child's life in Julie and Julia. However, this book is a little over the top in regards to eating and French in general. I wish I had used my credit on another book.
No Pink Ponies
This is a wonderful memoir--the story of a mighty book (Mastering the Art of French Cooking) and a deep insight into the making of Julia Child as well as a portrait of Paul Child, always in the background but a deep influence and beloved partner for Julia.
Sad to say, the READING is inferior. The accent is miserable. Admittedly, it helps to learn French early to get the accent right, but there have to be better readers of French. It negatively affects the book and gets downright annoying when you hear words like maitre d'hotel mangled consistently. Even the reader's ENGLISH is wrong--leitmotif is pronounced "LIGHT-moteef" not "LEET-moteef". Ruins a phenomenal book. Who approved this reader? She stinks.
Unfortunately saw the movie, I guess that was enough. A good story about the mid to late life of Julia and her husband.