Last night I had another sleepless night after watching The Most Dangerous Man in America- Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. I was living in South Africa in the early 70's and so didn't really understand the significant role Ellsberg played in ending the war in Viet Nam, but he has been referred to fairly frequently of late since the Wikileaks revelations about the war in Afghanistan.
So this morning I indulged myself and stayed in bed with Julia Child's My Life in France. Julia and I both lived in Paris in the mid fifties. Here are pictures of us both with our respective families.
Both tales are riveting as well as true. I recommend starting with Ellsberg and recovering with Child.