This spring, Wanderful Detroit chose to read Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme’s My Life in France for our travel book club this April and May! Learn more about our travel book club here.


“Julia Child singlehandedly created a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, but as she reveals in this bestselling memoir, she was not always a master chef. Indeed, when she first arrived in France in 1948 with her husband, Paul, who was to work for the USIS, she spoke no French and knew nothing about the country itself. But as she dove into French culture, buying food at local markets and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu, her life changed forever with her newfound passion for cooking and teaching. Julia’s unforgettable story – struggles with the head of the Cordon Bleu, rejections from publishers to whom she sent her now-famous cookbook, a wonderful, nearly fifty-year long marriage that took them across the globe – unfolds with the spirit so key to her success as a chef and a writer, brilliantly capturing one of the most endearing American personalities of the last fifty years.”

Support Wanderful by purchasing My Life in France from here.

Here’s how it works:

Thursday, April 9: Book is introduced. Let’s start reading!

TBD in May: Virtual book club meets to discuss the book at 12 PM Eastern time on Twitter using hashtag #wanderfulreads.

Throughout May: Wanderful women discuss the book in person in their local chapters.

Beginning of June: Announcement of our next book!


Here’s a list of our local book club meetings in Wanderful hapters around the world. We’ll keep this updated as new chapters add meeting dates:


Sponsors: Get women travelers around the world to read your book

Are you an author or publisher? Our wanderful women are looking for interesting and inspiring books to read about travel, particularly women in travel. If you have a great book that you’d love to share with our community, consider sponsoring a travel book club session. Visit our partnerships page for more information!