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My Life in France - Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme Already I am loving Julia Child's distinctive, charming, gung ho voice. An added bonus is that her actual voice is so present to me from her television shows and I can easily imagine her narrating her and Paul's adventures in France. Another bonus: last night, I did some reading just before I went to sleep and I dreamt I was in Paris!


The first third of the book is where the heart is, while she is discovering France and her passion for French food. I felt as if the last two thirds were less interesting to her, and as a result, to me. It covers the writing of the cookbooks, and their lives in Germany, Norway, and finally, the U.S.