The enchanting story of Julia Child's years as TV personality and beloved cookbook author - a sequel in spirit to her memoir My Life in France - by her great-nephew. Julia Child is synonymous with French cooking, and she profoundly shaped how we eat today. We meet 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. This biography uncovers Julia Child beyond her "French chef" persona and reveals her second act to have been as groundbreaking and adventurous as her first. Julia Child (1912 - 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public. Her television program The French Chef premiered in 1963.