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The French Chef in America

Julia Child's Second Act

by Alex Prud'homme

The enchanting story of Julia Child's years as TV personality and beloved cookbook author--a sequel in spirit to My Life in France--by her great-nephew

Julia Child is synonymous with French cooking, but her legacy runs much deeper. Now, her great-nephew and My Life in France coauthor vividly recounts the myriad ways in which she profoundly shaped how we eat today. He shows us Child in the aftermath of the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, suddenly finding herself America's first lady of French food and under considerable pressure to embrace her new mantle. We see her dealing with difficult colleagues and the challenges of fame, ultimately using her newfound celebrity to create what would become a totally new type of food television. Every bit as entertaining, inspiring, and delectable as My Life in France, The French Chef in America uncovers Julia Child beyond her "French chef" persona and reveals her second act to have been as groundbreaking and adventurous as her first.


Recent Reviews

The French Chef in America

Sarah Underwood

4.5 Stars

I don't know why I should enjoy reading about Julia Child (I don't cook and have no plans to start), but I do. One of my favorite books…

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Julia Child: A Final Farewell

Glenn Laitinen

5 Stars

I have been anxiously awaiting this book, which is a continuation of "My Life In France", which was co authored by Alex Prud'homme.  Alex is the grandnephew of Paul Child, Julia's beloved husband.  It tells of her life when…

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The French Chef

Bobbi Marshall

5 Stars

I was so very excited to receive this audio book. I've been wanting to read this for so long. I really enjoyed listening to this auto book for hours in end. I loved how this book goes I to detail about Julies life. Very interesting book. It…

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The French Chef in America - Julia Child's Second Act

Nancy N.

5 Stars

I'm a huge fan of Julia Child and have read "My Life in Paris" in the past. This book, written by Alex Prud’homme the grandnephew of Paul Child, Julia’s husband, details her later years, from the 60s to her death in 2004. It's a great follow…

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Book Review: The French Chef In America

Mou Saha

5 Stars

I'll admit that I'm not so much into French cooking. But I'm into biographies, especially of women who made an impact on this world in their chosen fields. And this book,

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