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Dearie by Bob Spitz
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Sep 14, 2012

it was amazing

A total joy to read, I hated to reach the end. The description of Julia's voice at the end of the 2nd paragraph of the prologue hooked me: "a cross between Tallulah Bankhead and a slide whistle"!! (I kept laughing to myself all day after reading that) A fascinating, complex icon of our culture who was almost singularly responsible for the PBS we enjoy today. This is not a cook's or a woman's book exclusively; I am a male who cooks only out of necessity. When you consider Julia didn't get into cooking until she was 50, there is much of her earlier life beautifully explored by Spitz. Well written and highly entertaining.
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