Our “Dearie,” Our Julia

Jul 15, 2012

One hundred years old “our” Julia would be this coming August 15th.

One way to enjoy this Pasadena resident, Westridge and Poly pupil, Junior League volunteer, and revolutionary celebrant is to delve into her life with a soon-to-be-released new biography, Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz (on sale August 7th, by Knopf).

Knopf is heralding the book as an “in-depth, intimate narrative, full of fresh information and insights…an all-out adventure story of one of our most fascinating and beloved figures.”

Six feet, two inches tall. A voice that warbled and trilled. An OSS employee. Julia Child was a personality, tour de force, and character like no other. She embarked on a love affair with food at the age of forty, and by way of her 734-page Mastering the Art of French Cooking— published when she was fifty—offered to the average American cook the best singular innovation since sliced bread.

Bob Spitz is author of The Beatles: The Biography, a New York Times bestseller, as well as seven other nonfiction books. He also writes regularly for the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, and Rolling Stone.

Spitz will be speaking at Vroman’s on Wednesday, September 5th at 7 p.m.

Centième anniversaire heureux, chère Julia!



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