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Sure, it's slightly abridged but the information presented is spot on. Yep, I'm a male and I listened to this and enjoyed it. Mostly, I'm interested in any health related topic so figured I should know what this book was all about. So many things are practical, common sense in this book and with health in general. There were many things that my wife and I practice that were mentioned in this book. I highly recommend it. My wife is a French Teacher by trade too so our trips to France have definitely impacted our lives. We have learned to completely enjoy the simple pleasures in life...food,wine, cheese, chocolate, walking to a destination. Great book, fun to listen to and highly recommended to any woman that can't get off the "diet roller-coaster".
I enjoyed this book, although I really don't agree with all the advice given. The way the French live is interesting and may provide insights into good health, but for me this is not necessarily the role model for an average American.
Very interesting... Americans could learn a few things from this book.
A sensible, common sense approach to food, this is not a diet book. It is a philosophy of moderation that Americans would do well to practice. Read by the author with a delightful French accent, the audio is deliciously inspiring.
This book was interesting. I think if someone lived in a large city like LA or New York where there were more open markets, a person could easily follow this eating plan.
I would agree with some of the other reviews - there were some helpful hints which we can all incorporate into our daily routines. With the heavy French accent it was difficult to follow at various points.
Included some very helpful tips that I have been able to incorporate, but sometimes the audiobook was hard to understand. The thick French accent makes it difficult to catch everything being said and I had to rewind a couple of times. Otherwise a nice "read"
Very enjoyable listen. It's an interesting concept - that we Americans "fight" food and guilt, while our French friends enjoy food and feel no guilt. As a previous reviewer wrote, there aren't startling new concepts here. However, it will make you look at what you already know in a new light. And listening to the author describe fresh food (especially fruit) or a glass of champagne is worth it! Very good!
Inspiring. The information isn't necessarily new, but the idea of enjoying food in the ways she describes is really interesting. We have been "dining" the last few nights, instead of just eating dinner. Finding it easier to eat smaller portions. Enjoyable to listen to, really kept my attention.
This is a great book on food and lifestyle that every American woman ought to read. In it are some wonderful "tricks" that are commonly used by French women to eat well and live well without becoming fat. Face it, in America we don't know how to do that. Some of these are basic ideas we've heard over and over : drink more water, get enough sleep, add more steps to your day. The author explains little ways to do these things so life is healthier and more fulfilling without feeling like you have to sacrifice. There is SO MUCH information in this book, I had to listen 2 or 3 times to some sections to get it all. But the concepts are simple and attainable, and it is NOT a diet. Excellent book.
Mireille Guiliano is the bestselling author of "French Women Don't Get Fat, " "French Women For All Seasons", and "Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire". Born and raised in France, she is married to an American and lives most of the year in New York and Paris. She is the former President and CEO of Clicquot, Inc.