Julia’s Cats: Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats
Patricia Barey, Therese Burson
Category: nonfiction, biography, celebrity, Julia Child, France, cats
Synopsis: A biography of Julia Child, focusing on her all-abiding love for cats.
Date finished: 30 January 2013
Comments: I believe the word for this book is “charming.” Utterly. What a nice little book this was, full of humor and happiness. It offered a nice overview of Child’s life. I was charmed by her confidence and by her playful relationship with husband Paul. I took a chance on this book; I worried that it could be too cutesy (it was, after all, about cats) or too much a literary stretch just to sell another book about Julia Child. It didn’t come across as either. The authors knew their mission and knew how much material they had. They didn’t overwrite or underwrite. My only complaint was all the French with no explanation. I’m sure I missed some witty jokes, but not all of us read French. People! I’ll add My Life in France back to my “To Read” shelf, I think.
Would you recommend this to a friend?
Yes, especially if they’re Julia people or cat people.