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Julia Child by Laura Shapiro
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Sep 16, 2012

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bookshelves: audio, cookbook, memoir-biography
Read in July, 2012

This is a short listen, but it's really engaging. The narration is done by a niece of Julia Child's, and she really does a good impression of her aunt's voice without it being campy or annoying -- kind of essential for an audiobook about Julia Child!

What's interesting about this book, despite how fast it goes, is that it doesn't skate over Julia Child's flaws -- she was a human, just like all of us, not just a good kitchen fairy. What's so interesting about Julia Child is her charisma, and this book offers a good view of that by looking at the whole of her life. Not just the cute parts.
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