MN Smith Club Reads: Sylvia Plath and Julia Child

Mary Ventura and The Ninth Kingdom: A Story
by Sylvia Plath

Julia Child: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations

July 17 – 6:30pm
Urban Growler Brewery
2325 Endicott Street
Saint Paul 

Never before published, this newly discovered story by literary legend Sylvia Plath ’55 stands on its own and is remarkable for its symbolic, allegorical approach to a young woman’s rebellion against convention and forceful taking control of her own life.

This delightful collection of interviews with “The French Chef” Julia Child traces her life from her first stab at a writing career fresh out of college; to D.C., Sri Lanka, and Kunming where she worked for the Office of Strategic Services (now the CIA); to Paris where she and her husband Paul, then a member of the State Department, lived after World War II, and where Child attended the famous cooking school Le Cordon Bleu. From there, Child catapulted to fame–first with the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 1961 and the launch of her home cooking show, “The French Chef” in 1963. In this volume of carefully selected interviews, Child’s charm, guile, and no-nonsense advice are on full, irresistibly delicious display. Includes an Introduction from Helen Rosner ’04, food critic for the New Yorker.

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