BOB SPITZ - Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

  
 

Monday, May 6 at 7PM

Bestselling Biographer
BOB SPITZ
In Conversation
with Austin American-Statesman
Food Critic ADDIE BROYLES about

Dearie: The Remarkable Life
of Julia Child


A Time, Washington Post, and NPR Best Book of the Year in hardcover, Dearie is the stunning story of how Julia Child transformed herself into the cult figure who touched off a food revolution that has gripped the country for more than fifty years. Spanning Pasadena to Paris, acclaimed author Bob Spitz reveals the history behind the woman who taught America how to cook. Join us tonight as Statesman food critic Addie Broyles talks to Spitz about Julia Child and his highly acclaimed biography. 

More About Dearie: 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.


Bob Spitz is the award-winning author of The Beatles, a New York Times best seller, as well as seven other nonfiction books and a screenplay. He has represented Bruce Springsteen and Elton John in several capacities. His articles appear regularly in magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times Magazine; The Washington Post; Rolling Stone; and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others.


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Event date: 
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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$17.00
ISBN: 9780307473417
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 2013

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