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Dearie - The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

Bob Spitz

It's rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It's even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. And yet, that's exactly what Julia Child did. The warble-voiced doyenne of television cookery became an iconic cult figure and joyous rule-breaker as she touched off the food revolution that has gripped America for more than fifty years. 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

It's rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It's even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. And yet, that's exactly what Julia Child did. The warble-voiced doyenne of television cookery became an iconic cult figure and joyous rule-breaker as she touched off the food revolution that has gripped America for more than fifty years. 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
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It's rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It's even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. And yet, that's exactly what Julia Child did. The warble-voiced doyenne of television cookery became an iconic cult figure and joyous rule-breaker as she touched off the food revolution that has gripped America for more than fifty years. 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

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kimberly Farr

Length:

25h 36m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:01


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:36


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:19


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:16


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:39


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:03


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:43


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:21


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:47


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:50


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:40


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:52


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:59


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:54


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:18


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:19


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:30


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:22


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:44


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:16


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:58


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:39


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:18


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:31


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:40


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:33


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:26


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:21


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:33


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:21


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:05


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:11


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:46


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:02


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:38


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:47


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

09:29


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:46


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:29


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:36


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:33


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:59


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:14


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:54


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:21


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:21


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:08


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:12


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

09:16


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:19


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

09:11


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:06


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:49


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:48


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:25


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:25


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:33


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:36


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:34


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:54


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

08:12


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:37


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

09:01


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:56


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:35


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:49


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:45


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:33


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:54


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:05


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:45


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:40


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:58


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:46


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:12


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:27


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

09:38


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:31


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:56


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

08:35


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:50


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:47


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:38


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:53


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

09:07


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:05


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:55


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:12


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

07:30


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

09:25


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:42


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:43


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:52


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:02


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:50


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:58


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:20


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:34


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:10


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

08:53


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:53


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

08:32


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:44


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:11


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:13


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:56


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:38


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

07:00


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

07:12


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:31


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

06:58


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:47


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

07:58


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

08:36


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

08:17


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

07:35


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

07:00


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

09:25


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

07:48


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

09:02


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

07:27


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

06:36


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

06:00


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

07:55


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

09:07


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

07:58


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

07:25


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

04:28


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

04:49


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

09:18


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

05:57

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