by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme (Random House movie tie-in edition)
Inspired by the movie, Julie and Julia, my book group chose Julia Child’s memoir for our December selection. What a complete joy. I had a smile on my face from page one to the end. While it didn’t make me want to cook as much as the movie did, it did make me want to go to France. In 1951. Now would be good, too. Though I had met Julia Child many times, I never knew her. How sorry I am, but I’ve just bought DVDs of her French Chef series and Julia and Jaques Cooking at Home. Proof of how enchanting I found her memoir.