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My Life in France by Julia Child
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May 02, 2008

it was amazing
Read in May, 2008

I love Julia Child, and she is one of my lifetime heroes. This book was an amusing and thoughtful window into her life and thought processes.

She found her life calling for French cuisine when she was well into her thirties, and approached the topic with curiosity, discipline, and fierce energy. I think this means that there is still hope for me to find my true career and inspiration.

If you want to learn how to do something, or change your life, it requires hard work. And visiting the kitchen or the page every day, if you want to truly be a good cook or a writer. I admire her self-discipline, and her ability to still remain spontaneous, and see each day as an opportunity to improve.

She and her husband Paul lived an unconventional life together, where they made the choice to travel and continually inspire one another. They took a lot of flak from family and others about their choices, but I also appreciated their refusal to apologize for being who they were.
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