This dishy and delightful, never-before-published correspondence between America's queen of food, Julia Child, and her confidante and mentor Avis DeVoto, shows not only the blossoming of a lifelong friendship, but also an America on the verge of political, social, and gastronomic transformation.
With her outsize personality, Julia Child is known around the world by her first name alone. But how much do we really know of the inner Julia? Out in paperback just in time for the 100th anniversary of Julia's birth, these more than 200 letters exchanged between Julia and Avis DeVoto, her friend and unofficial literary agent, open the window on Julia’s deepest thoughts and feelings. This riveting correspondence chronicles the blossoming of a unique and lifelong friendship and the turbulent process of Julia’s creation of one of the most influential cookbooks ever written. Frank, bawdy, funny, exuberant, these astonishing letters—hailed on many Must Lists and as a Best Food Lit book—show America on the verge of political, social, and gastronomic transformation.