Portland’s most kick-ass writer, Karen Karbo, will be here to discuss her newest book, Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life, published by Globe Pequot Press.
Just about everyone who cooks knows who Julia Child was, but how many have taken the time to discover what was behind the enormous appeal of the unlikely woman who became a superstar in midlife and changed our approach to food and cooking forever?
In her newest book, Ms. Karbo dissects the life of the sunny, unpretentious chef, author, and bon vivant, with an eye toward learning how we, too, can savor life. She has boiled it all down to ten lessons for getting the best out of one’s days on this earth, each one illustrated with stories from Julia’s life as well as anecdotes from the author’s own experiences. Lessons include “Live with Abandon," “To Be Happy, Work Hard," “All You Need Is a Kitchen and a Bedroom," “Solve the Problem in Front of You," and “Every Woman Should Have a Blowtorch."
This book is the latest in Ms. Karbo’s series of books about “Kick-Ass Women." She is the author of similar books about Coco Chanel, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Katherine Hepburn. She is also the author of three novels (each of them named New York Times Notable Books) and a memoir about her father.