2¢ Worth: My Life in France reads like a diary. While it is a time capsule and window into Julia's heart and life, it is exceedingly slow and often tedious. Sadly my interest waned and I ended up giving up on it. But I did walk away from My Life in France with an increased sense of respect for the unapologetic, unconventional, and undeterred Julia Child. She was brave, tenacious, and direct. I think I would have loved her as a person. No matter what life did or did not give her, she never stopped to complain. She merely moved on and continued to always embrace life, love, her gifts, her friendships, and her passion for food. So while her book didn't rock my world, I did learn a thing or two about life.