In case you've lived in a cave your whole life, you know that Julia Child co-wrote Mastering the Art of French Cooking. This book lets us peek into her life up till that time to see how she came to do such a thing, since Julia McWilliams came from a privileged background and was no cook.
Her college years, work history as it were, service during World War II all help paint the picture of this larger than life woman who stood 6 foot 3 inches. I told you it was a humdinger, and so was she.
If you like memoirs, biographies, and generally nosing around in other people's lives, read this book. I liked it so much I even watched a few shows from her first season of The French Chef (Boeuf Bourguignon and The French Omelette). I even made an omelette the Julia way and it mostly worked. I cooked mine longer because I don't care for any sort of softness to my eggs, but it was delicious!
Book Read: Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia ChildAuthor: Bob Spitz