If you’re looking for a lively and engaging biography of Julia Child, Dearie is the perfect read. Author Bob Spitz brings her to life on the page, sharing all the highs and lows of her remarkable life. From growing up in Pasadena during the 1920s to becoming an international culinary sensation in 1960s America, Julia’s story is truly unique. Her passion for food was evident in everything she did – from writing cookbooks to starring in cooking shows – and her infectious personality won over legions of fans around the world. Whether you’re already a fan of Julia’s or simply interested in learning more about this iconic figure, Dearie is sure to captivate and entertain.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in Julia Child’s life, from her humble beginnings to becoming an international culinary sensation. It’s also for those who appreciate a good biography – Spitz does a great job of bringing Child to life on the page.
- The author does a great job of bringing Julia Child to life on the page
- The book is filled with high and lows, making for an engaging read
- It’s a perfect introduction to Julia Child for those who are unfamiliar with her
- The author spends too much time discussing Julia Child’s early life and not enough on her later years.
- The book is poorly organized and jumps around a lot.
- It’s dry and lacks personality.
Learn more about the author
Bob Spitz is a veteran writer and journalist who has penned biographies of everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Jackie Robinson. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
“Dearie is a delicious read – as engrossing and entertaining as Julia Child’s cooking itself. Bob Spitz has done an admirable job of bringing her to life on the page, sharing all the highs and lows of her remarkable life. I couldn’t put it down.”
“Dearie is a marvelous book – by turns funny, dishy, touching and always absorbing. I was enthralled every step of the way.”
“This is one of the most enjoyable biographies I have ever read. The author has a wonderful way of telling Julia Child’s story that kept me engaged and entertained from beginning to end. If you are a fan of Julia Child or simply interested in her life, I highly recommend picking up a copy of Dearie.”