Dearie - The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
In a world full of foodies, cooking channels, and celebrity chefs, Julia Child is still the iconic name and face that inspired us all to get in the kitchen and cook. In this one-of-a-kind Literary Affairs event in collaboration with ArtBites , we will celebrate the life and legacy of famed chef, television personality, and Southern California native Julia Child the best way we know how - through her recipes, and with an in-depth conversation with Bob Spitz, author of Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child.
Begin the evening with ArtBites founder Maite Gomez-Rejón by cooking some of the recipes made famous in Child's seminal cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Of course generous portions of French wine and cheese will be provided! Then enjoy your dinner over a one-on-one conversation between Literary Affairs' Julie Robinson and Bob Spitz, including personal stories about Julia Child.
This EXTREMELY intimate event makes a great Valentine's Day gift for your special someone - or for yourself! Reserve your spot today!
About the Book
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.
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.
About the Author
Bob Spitz was born, lived, went to high school and college on the same street, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Once he strayed off the block, however, his life veered into diverse and fascinating realms. A longtime musician, Spitz moved to New York in 1971, where he met a promising young songwriter named Bruce Springsteen, whom he managed and occasionally played with for the next six years. In 1978, Spitz moved on to manage Elton John in America for Dick James, eventually retiring from the music business in 1980 to pursue his love of writing. He is the author of seven books, including Barefoot in Babylon, the eye-opening documentary of the Woodstock Music Festival, and The Beatles, his definitive bestselling biography of the phenomenal supergroup. Spitz's screenplay, The Silent Victim, was made into a movie he hopes no one ever sees. His articles have appeared in almost every major magazine, including The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone, Conde Nast Traveler, and O the Oprah Magazine. His biography, Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, will be published on the centenary of her birth, in August 2012. He is currently working with Graham Nash on the singer's memoir, and will begin work, in 2013, as the biographer of President Ronald Reagan.
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