Now in paper. An intimate portrait of Julia Child, from the woman who was at her side for 24 years.
From 1980 onward, Nancy Verde Barr was Julia Child’s right-hand woman–the executive chef and friend who helped orchestrate the television shows, cookbooks, and articles that made Julia such a beloved figure. Now, Barr looks back over their long association and brings to life the real Julia–the adventurous, inquisitive, and often mischievous woman who was completely unassuming despite her fame. Sharing vivid anecdotes and stories–from prepping a cooking demonstration on Good Morning America to vacationing with Julia in France–as well as personal notes, letters, and recipes, Backstage with Julia is a delightful read for all of the people who made Julia’s My Life in France a bestseller.