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Texas Tech Library Hosts Book Discussion Over Julia Child's Autobiography

Hope Lenamon

February 9, 2018

Julia Child

"My Life in France" will be the focus during a series of discussions.

Julia Child

WHAT: The Texas Tech University Library will host a series of book discussions over the autobiography “My Life in France” by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme. These discussions are part of a series of group book reads sponsored jointly by the Humanities Center at Texas Tech and the University Libraries. Refreshments will be served.

WHEN: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 12, 19 and 26

WHERE: Room 309 of the Texas Tech University Library. A preview of the book will take place Feb. 12 in the Qualia Room of Texas Tech's Foreign Language Building behind the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research.

MORE: Child revolutionized French cooking in America and was a pioneer in food media. “My Life in France” reveals Child's first introduction to French cuisine, her failures and her triumphs with the publication of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” The stories focus on the years between 1948 and 1954 and detail the experiences of Child and her husband, Paul, while living in Paris, Marseille and Provence. This bestselling book also was adapted for the movie “Julie & Julia” starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.

CONTACT: Jack Becker, librarian, Texas Tech University Library, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-1615 or jack.becker@ttu.edu 

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