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“Loved it! The insights into the two women was wonderful, but the insight into life in an earlier era was an unexpected bonus.”see full review » see other reviews »
“What to say? This book provided a fascinating insight into Julia Child and her relationship with Avis DeVoto. The book was well edited and the images were a fun and interesting addition. It was no "light" read, I took a few breaks during the reading but always came back to it and found it satisfying and informative. I read this on my Kindle EBR and appreciated how well the linking to the footnotes were handled making it extremely easy to return to where I had been reading. My one complaint about the formatting was the images and image descriptions which didn't always "work" on the e-book pages (not enough to reduce the star rating but enough to be distracting).”Caliopia wrote this review Wednesday, May 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Aah, Julia~! I love her...she just kept pushing through and had the support of a woman Avis DeVoto who turned out to be one of her closest friends, top marketer in the publishing world and strongest cheerleader.
What a friendship...always so supportive for years and years!”
“This is an excellent first source document. It offers keen insight into the development of Mastering the Art of French Cooking along with an unfiltered commentary upon upper middle class life as viewed by two self-described housewives who were anything but housewives.”Lawrence Lindisch wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“LOVED this book. Accidental penpals become life long friends. If not for Avis DeVoto we may still be making mush for breakfast and t.v. dinners in the evening. This book shows how she is instrumental in Julia's getting published and in her television career. A great book is not written or published overnight. This gives heart to writers I think.
Story of two great marriages
50's & 60's culture for women
New England life
Living in France
Living in Norway
Just so many things.
It took forever to read but worth every minute.”
“I already adored Julia, but this book made me fall in love with Avis, too, and want to swap recipes with all my dear friends!”Hilary Virgil wrote this review Tuesday, October 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved it! The insights into the two women was wonderful, but the insight into life in an earlier era was an unexpected bonus.”kimmiva wrote this review Sunday, July 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was fun to read, but I read it on a kindle. I love letter format books, but I don't they transfer as well to kindles or iPads. Too bad. I know I would have enjoyed it more had I read an actual book, instead of an ebook. ”ckosiorek wrote this review Saturday, November 26, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“New Book, November 2011”Whitaker Library wrote this review Monday, November 14, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Definitely recommend. A collection of letters between Julia Child and her friend Avis DeVoto. Both women are so vibrant and straightforward. ”Lauren C wrote this review Monday, September 5, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I thouroughly enjoyed this book. Not only does this book chronicle the birth of Mastering the Art of French Cooking it documents a beautiful friendship and is a window into the lives of women in the late 1950's and 60's.”Banquet of Life wrote this review Monday, August 8, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No