Apr 29, 2013 — In nonfiction, Jonathan Franzen's collection of recent essays and Bob Spitz's Julia Child biography arrive in paperback. In softcover fiction, Herta Muller and Kevin Powers render worlds of excruciating hardship, while Chris Cleave explores a complicated rivalry.
Dec 28, 2012 — Our list of this year's best biographies focuses on books about individuals who lived their lives off the beaten path. From the story of a spy turned chef to the story of the real Count of Monte Cristo, these books chronicle subjects who refused to conform to the expectations of others.
Aug 17, 2012 — Dearie, a 100th-birthday commemoration of America's beloved chef, Julia Child, debuts at No. 5.
Nov 16, 2011 — Comedian Steve Martin tackles the New York art world, while singer Dionne Warwick delivers her life story, music critic Alex Ross charts the evolution of his taste, Jennet Conant explores Julia and Paul Childs' secret World War II spy work, and Michael Korda recounts the life of Lawrence of Arabia.
Apr 5, 2011 — The life of French chanteuse Edith Piaf; Tina Fey's hilarious book of zingers; the untold story of Julia and Paul Child in the OSS; and a quiet meditation on the desert wilderness from 10,000 feet above sea level.
Aug 7, 2009 — The veteran writer-director talks about channeling Julia Child — and identifying wholeheartedly with the famous foodie's passion for butter. Ephron directed the new film Julie and Julia.
Jun 8, 2006 — Karen Grigsby Bates recommends the memoir My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme for Day to Day in its annual summer roundup of book choices.