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Dearie by Bob Spitz
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Aug 22, 12

Read in August, 2012

I bought this book on a whim. While I enjoy some biographies, I really had little interest in Julia Child. Sure, I read "Julie and Julia" and liked it well enough - thought the movie did not live up to the book. But I don't do French cooking and while I love to eat, I don't like spending all day in the kitchen.

This turned out to be another book I could not put down. If I'd known Julia Child, I'd have been so proud to be her friend. She epitomizes the strong woman - coupled with optimism, passion, dedication. Wow, just wow.

The author admits to having a "crush" on her. Well, add me to the list of the many who admire nearly everything about her. Don't let the frumpy clothing fool you - this was a take-no-prisoners, eternally young artist. And ridiculously likeable. Bob Spitz brings Julia to exciting, vibrant life. I loved this book. I'm lifting a glass to Julia tonight.

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