Bob Spitz: "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child" (Rebroadcast)

Bob Spitz: "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child" (Rebroadcast)

A new biography offers a portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential Americans of our time. It's the story of Julia Child's search for her own expression, published on what would have been her 100th birthday.

Decades before the Cooking Channel or “food celebrities," Julia Child captivated her television viewers with “The French Chef." The woman who brought fine cuisine into the homes of average Americans transformed the way this country thought about cooking and eating. A new biography says the mark she left went well beyond the kitchen. Her biographer describes Julia Child as an early feminist who taught women to find pride in their work and to take charge of their lives. Today would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday. To talk about her life and legacy, Diane sits down with Bob Spitz, the author of the new biography, “Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child."


Bob Spitz

author of "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child."

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Excerpted from "Dearie" by Bob Spitz. Copyright © 2012 by Bob Spitz. Excerpted by permission of Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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