Hey Vermonters — I’ll be reading in Manchester Dec 10 — join us!

Come on over to the Spiral Cafe in the Northshire Bookstore on Sat Dec 10, 7-8PM, where I’ll dish about Julia Child and my latest book, The French Chef in America. It’s free, but space is limited, so please register. Details below …

Manchester – Alex Prud’homme – The French Chef in America: Julia’s Second Act

Join us in the Spiral Press Cafe for a special evening with Alex Prud’homme, the great-nephew of the amazing Julia Child as he presents his new book The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second ACT. This is the follow up to his highly acclaimed first book My Life in France.Expect spirited conversation along with sips and snacks along the way.

This is a free event but space is limited and RSPV’s are required to enter the cafe. Please email Tracy Davies at tdavies@northshire.com.
The enchanting story of Julia Child’s years as TV personality and beloved cookbook author–a sequel in spirit to My Life in France--by her great-nephew.
Julia Child is synonymous with French cooking, but her legacy runs much deeper. Now, her great-nephew and My Life in France coauthor vividly recounts the myriad ways in which she profoundly shaped how we eat today. He shows us Child in the aftermath of the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, suddenly finding herself America’s first lady of French food and under considerable pressure to embrace her new mantle. We see her dealing with difficult colleagues and the challenges of fame, ultimately using her newfound celebrity to create what would become a totally new type of food television. Every bit as entertaining, inspiring, and delectable as My Life in France, The French Chef in America uncovers Julia Child beyond her “French chef” persona and reveals her second act to have been as groundbreaking and adventurous as her first.
About the Author
ALEX PRUD’HOMME is Julia Child’s great-nephew and the coauthor of her autobiography, My Life in France, which was adapted into the movie Julie & Julia. He is also the author of The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century, Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know, and The Cell Game, and he is the coauthor (with Michael Cherkasky) of Forewarned: Why the Government Is Failing to Protect Us–and What We Must Do to Protect Ourselves. Prud’homme’s journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, and People.

Event date:

Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 7:00pm

Event address:

4869 Main St
Manchester CenterVT 05255
The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second ACT Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385351751
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Knopf Publishing Group – October 4th, 2016