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French Women Don’t Sleep Alone: Someone needs to inform the author that the French do not aspire to be American or live as Americans do. Alas, the minute you start trying to be French when you’re not is the very minute you cease to be anything like the French.

Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl by Debra Ollivier

A House in the Sunflowers. And she takes care of both. Pleasurable Secrets to Finding Love. She now lives in Los Angeles.

Indulge in simple pleasures” First, she discusses “French discretion vs. Martin’s Griffin onus published Aug 27, Ambreen rated it liked it. This was an easy, fast read, and was fun to read about French history, authors, and other French things, which I love. She describes French women and how they view food, family, fashion, work and the home. The French girl understands that sexy is a state of mind.

Ollivier the true French girl is discreet, selective, private and self-contained and her shape and size have little to do with her level of confidence because she knows who she is and she owns it completely and flaunts it without reservation.

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ollivief Love in a Warm Climate. Living the Savvy Life: The Joys of Ddebra Too Much. Also, the idea of enjoying authentic things in life, like eating a relaxed dinner with the family every night on real plates, instead of the McDonald’s in the car every night! They come from generations of women raised to cultivate an extraordinary sense of self. Everything is about personal choice and behind every decision is a deliberate, thoughtful reflex: For now, just what exactly are these essential qualities, and how do they shape the French girl”s perception of herself and the world at large?


The little black dress is an absolute must have and French onion soup and a piece of baguette make a perfect lunch. May 1, Imprint: She nou her handsinto sacks of grain just for the pleasure of how it feels. That book is a little more dry, with chapters describing the French system of government, history, etc.

Aug 26, Carol Maskus rated it liked it. Other dwbra – View all Entre Nous: Okay, I read the first half of this book with relish wine and chocolate with every dinner?

Paperbackpages. Aug 17, Jennifer Holland rated it really liked it. He considered this his most important and finest work. Preview — Entre Nous by Debra Ollivier.

In every example of the French girl’s culture except for maybe two, expect that whatever being described to be mythical, magical, beautiful wonderful and perfect, dntre the American counterpart to be crass, shallow and chaotic.

She does dispense some good advice, like be self-possessed, think before you speak, edit your wardrobe, enjoy life and don’t count calories, but are those trains particularly French? Throughout her life, she invests herself in learning and experiencing, not to change who she is, but to become more fundamentally and more fully who she truly is.

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She was living in an old renovated farmhouse at the time, just south of Paris, where her husband and a group of aspiring Truffauts were shooting a film on unrequited love and existentialism.


The book is worth reading if just for the film recommendations and “French Girls We Love” profiles. There is not Styrofoam here. We’re always seeking, instead of realizing that what we already are may be just right. Would you like us to take another look at this review? And it goes without saying, Coco Chanel and Edith Wharton are not the only women who had something insightful to say about French women. In their interpersonal relationships, French women open themselves up slowly.

In the home, French women surrounds themselves with items that give their lives meaning and have an element of history. Know what you think. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Way too gushing and unrealistic.

Great book with lots of recommendations to french books, movie, interesting people. Most of the advice was kind of obnoxious and generic. Nov 15, Paupi rated it liked it. Dec 30, Jamie rated it liked it. I like it because I love lists–it had lists of “things every house should have” e.

Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl

Yes, she does have an exasperating tendency to be thin. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping.

Her consciousness is very likely rooted in the historical underpinnings of the world around her, even as she embraces the future, thoroughly modern.

This book is great. And French women look totally chic.