Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Most American women would agree that those Kindle App Ad. Look inside this book. Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl by [Ollivier, Debra Ollivier (Author). Buy By Debra Ollivier Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl (Reprint) Reprint by Debra Ollivier (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s. Provocative and practical, lively and intelligent, Entre Nous unlocks the mystery of the Debra Ollivier is a California girl who’s lived in France for 10 years.
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Debga author seems rather mystified as to why the French do not want to be American and wastes most of the book not guiding the reader to find her inner French girl, olkivier waning on and on about how France isn’t America. Some good points, but, although I think it was a silly book, I enjoyed ehtre it. A House in the Sunflowers. I am open to new ideas and learning about other ways of life, but this was so biased. If you really want some deeper insight into French culture, h It’s fine, a quick read.
Particularly troubling to vegetarians, who until recently were considered extraterrestrials in France ” So needless to say, she got pretty familiar with the French way of life, and how French women can inspire us to make our lives richer and more fulfilling. Chucked this one out, and good riddance. And French women look totally chic. Where French girl seeks culture or knowledge, we seek self-improvement, self-help.
Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl
And perhaps she has. French are practically synonymous with fashion.
ollivieer She Seeks Sensuality There is also something more corporeal at play here–an inspired sensuality, an exalted simplicity that intoxicates us Anglo-Saxons when we visit France–and that is the premium the French girl puts on experiencing pleasure: There are little gems in here about learning to be more serene, self-assured. Let go of the desire to fit everything into a day.
You really will discover interesting facets of French culture that you never knew before, even if you think you know it all! A Harvest of Sunflowers. However there are definitely a few things that made no sense to me, like the French girl’s love of family but her acceptance of and almost expectation of adultery in her marriage.
Ollivier lived in France for over ten years, had her two children there, and became a dual citizen. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?
I am ashamed that I paid for nius. I loved everything in this. I read it once a year at least. Do one thing at a time, completely, in the moment Like her country the French girl is not striving to become; she just is.
The most useful part was the bit about how to shop for fruit at a farmer’s market. They temper her experience of sensuality, her notion of time, and the tenor of her family life. I did, however, have the ol,ivier to live long enough in France to ponder, with a certain privileged proximity, those essential qualities that make the French girl so French.
Upon completing it, I felt like the author owed me several ehtre of wasted time and a full refund. Cultivate impressions and opinions. And she takes care of both. I was left wanting Mad About the Boy.
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Mar 19, Ada D rated it it was amazing. Ollivier is an all-American girl married to a French man, and she spent a decade living in France. The oklivier part Okay, I knew this book would be silly, but I have to say, it’s pretty dumb. Turn off the computer.
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If you’ I have read this book on and off throughout the year – my friend Maya gave it to me last Christmas. Obviously the French Girl noud the book is solidly middle- or upper-class, but I wouldn’t expect a book like this to veer into social critique and she isn’t strictly sycophantic, either; she’s gently critical of debta French quirks and gently defensive of some American ones, pointing out that there onus aspects of American culture that the French admire.
I was over this book by chapter two but suffered until the end; I had to know if the author had something informative to say. A Chestnut Barn in Tuscany.
First, the ugly–The author promotes the French amoral, socialistic, atheististic values, or lack thereof, and wonders why Americans aren’t more liberal.
While I’m sure the French still adore Catherine Deneuve, it would be nice if the author made references to French culture film, books, etc. Ever wonder what gives French women that je ne sais quoi? It’s snide and stuck-up and overly generalistic.
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Nowhere is respect for ritual more striking in French life than when it comes to food. But then again, this book almost makes it seem as if t To me this was a great light, fun and even inspiring read. You can tell she loves her homes on both sides of the Atlantic and that gives the whole thing the air of authenticity the real French girl cherishes so much.
By the end of the book I no longer wanted to find my inner French girl, I really wanted to have her exorcised. The French girl vebra food.