Who said Julia Child had no experience in front of a camera? Here she is mugging like mad, while trying to figure out what to do with her life. In 1939, she still considered herself nothing but a social butterfly, facing a future that was all-but-hopeless. In Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, published on August 8th, she contemplates secretarial school – really! And hat-making – double really!! Can you imagine our lives had she never made it to Le Cordon Bleu?