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My Life in France, by Julia Child, with Alex Prud’hommeRead about another book on the list.
This delightful memoir from one of America’s most endearing cultural icons is dedicated simply, “To Paul,” putting into perspective the fact that love transcended all else in the life of the enormously talented Julia Child. Her account, written jointly with Prud’homme, begins in 1948, when Child first arrived in France with her husband on diplomatic assignment. With tenderness, trademark wit, and a steady stream of stories that are immediately engaging, readers follow her windy road to Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show, The French Chef, and through her 50-year marriage to Paul, the love of her life.
My Life in France also appears on Nikki Metzgar's list of five food memoirs worth digging into, Tien Nguyen's list of five addictive books by cooks, and Richard Lacayo and Lev Grossman's list of five memoirs worth reading.
Pamela Redmond Satran called My Life in France "unexpectedly transporting as the tale of a middle-aged woman’s discovery of herself, of her true calling, and of ambition."