Today Julia Child would be 100. I hold a special place in my heart for her witty banter and awkward stance. To me she represents a woman who charmed without being beautiful, who was quick witted without being obnoxious, and was graceful without being pretentious. I have read almost all of her books and biographies and each time I am struck by how smart she was, and how involved she was in politics while still maintaining her cooking research and her loving marriage. She was the best of both a career woman and a housewife, and I look up to her for that.
Happy Birthday Julia, you are a huge inspiration to me.