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The French Chef in America Audiobook

The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act

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The enchanting story of Julia Child's years as TV personality and beloved cookbook author - a sequel in spirit to My Life in France - by her great-nephew.

Julia Child is synonymous with French cooking, but her legacy runs much deeper. Now, her great-nephew and My Life in France coauthor vividly recounts the myriad ways in which she profoundly shaped how we eat today. He shows us Child in the aftermath of the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, suddenly finding herself America's first lady of French food and under considerable pressure to embrace her new mantle. We see her dealing with difficult colleagues and the challenges of fame, ultimately using her newfound celebrity to create what would become a totally new type of food television. Every bit as entertaining, inspiring, and delectable as My Life in France, The French Chef in America uncovers Julia Child beyond her French chef persona and reveals her second act to have been as groundbreaking and adventurous as her first.

©2016 Alex Prud'homme (P)2016 Random House Audio

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    Robert R. San Francisco, CA 11-19-16
    Robert R. San Francisco, CA 11-19-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Even If You Think You've Heard it All..."

    Surprisingly, even if you've read several biographies of Julia Child, this one manages to give a very thorough overview of events in Julia Child's life up until her death, and to keep it fresh along the way, especially in contrasting Julia's personal thoughts (gleaned from letters and so on) compared to the Julia we saw that was her public persona. (The same can be said for her collaborators, Simone "Simca" Beck and Judith Jones.)

    The narration was well done. It's well researched, insightful, and well written. If I have one criticism it's with pronunciation of some of the names of people. Pierre Franey's last name is pronounced to rhyme with Rainy rather than rhyming with Fan-Bay. Dione Lucas is pronounced as Dee-Own when it should be Dee-Oh-Knee. And so on.

    Overall, highly recommended. It was a pleasure to listen to from beginning to end, and a fond remembrance of many of the events in Julia's life and memories of our own revisited along the way here.

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    Carter W. MacKey 10-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best"
    Would you try another book from Alex Prud'homme and/or Alex Prud'homme?

    I probably would not. "My Life in France" was quite charming. This not so much


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alex Prud'homme?

    Barbara Rosenblatt but everything should be read by Ms. Rosenblatt


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Tough question.....If it was treated as a continuation of the Julia part of "Julia and Julie"


    Any additional comments?

    If you only have time for one Julia Child biography, and I think I've read them all. I highly recommend "Dearie"

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