Dearie: the remarkable life of Julia Child
Now, in Bob Spitz’s definitive, wonderfully affectionate biography, the Julia we know and love comes vividly — and surprisingly — to life. In Dearie, Spitz employs the same skill he brought to his best-selling, critically acclaimed book The Beatles, providing a clear-eyed portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential Americans of our time — a woman known to all, yet known by only a few.
At its heart, Dearie is a story about a woman’s search for her own unique expression. Julia Child was a directionless, gawky young woman who ran off halfway around the world to join a spy agency during World War II. She eventually settled in Paris, where she learned to cook and collaborated on the writing of what would become Mastering the Art of French Cooking, a book that changed the food culture of America. She was already fifty when The French Chef went on the air — at a time in our history when women weren’t making those leaps. Julia became the first educational TV star, virtually launching PBS as we know it today; her marriage to Paul Child formed a decades-long love story that was romantic, touching, and quite extraordinary.
A fearless, ambitious, supremely confident woman, Julia took on all the pretensions that embellished tony French cuisine and fricasseed them to a fare-thee-well, paving the way for everything that has happened since in American cooking, from TV dinners and Big Macs to sea urchin foam and the Food Channel. Julia Child’s story, however, is more than the tale of a talented woman and her sumptuous craft. It is also a saga of America’s coming of age and growing sophistication, from the Depression Era to the turbulent sixties and the excesses of the eighties to the greening of the American kitchen. Julia had an effect on and was equally affected by the baby boom, the sexual revolution, and the start of the women’s liberation movement.
On the centenary of her birth, Julia finally gets the biography she richly deserves. An in-depth, intimate narrative, full of fresh information and insights, Dearie is an entertaining, all-out adventure story of one of our most fascinating and beloved figures.
From the Hardcover edition.
Spitz, B., & Farr, K. (2012). Dearie: the remarkable life of Julia Child. New York, N.Y., Random House Audio.Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)
Spitz, Bob and Kimberly, Farr. 2012. Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child. New York, N.Y., Random House Audio.Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)
Spitz, Bob and Kimberly, Farr, Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child. New York, N.Y., Random House Audio, 2012.MLA Citation (style guide)
Spitz, Bob. and Kimberly Farr. Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child. New York, N.Y., Random House Audio, 2012.
|Last Sierra Extract Time||Dec 04, 2023 07:00:22 AM|
|Last File Modification Time||Dec 04, 2023 07:01:23 AM|
|Last Grouped Work Modification Time||Dec 07, 2023 04:40:16 AM|
|LEADER||01634cim 2200445Ii 4500|
|008||111224t20122012nyunnnne b n eng d|
|028||0||2|||a RHA 3851|b Random House Audio|
|040|||a MvI-NWLS|b eng|e rda|c MvI-NWLS|
|100||1|||a Spitz, Bob.|
|245||1||0|||a Dearie|b the remarkable life of Julia Child /|c Bob Spitz.|
|264||1|||a New York, N.Y. :|b Random House Audio,|c |
|300|||a 20 audio discs (25.5 hr.) :|b digital ;|c 4 3/4 in.|
|336|||a spoken word|b spw|2 rdacontent|
|337|||a audio|b s|2 rdamedia|
|338|||a audio disc|b sd|2 rdacarrier|
|500|||a Compact discs.|
|500|||a Subtitle from container.|
|500|||a Duration: 25:30:00.|
|511||0|||a Read by Kimberly Farr.|
|520|||a Draws on the iconic culinary figure's personal diaries and letters to present a one-hundredth birthday commemoration that offers insight into her role in shaping women's views and influencing American approaches to cooking.|
|600||1||0|||a Child, Julia.|
|650||0|||a Cooks|z France|v Biography.|
|650||0|||a Cooks|z United States|v Biography.|
|650||0|||a Cooking, French.|
|650||0|||a Cooks|v Biography.|
|655||7|||a Audiobooks.|2 lcgft|
|655||7|||a Biographies.|2 lcgft|
|700||1|||a Farr, Kimberly,|e narrator.|
|940|||a MARCIVE 01/2019|
|945|||y .i28380721|i 36120003518796|l suaun|s -|h |u 12|x 1|w 0|v 6|t 143|z 121228|j 11-30-2022 00:41|r c|a CD 921 CHI|
|998|||h z|e c |f eng|a su|