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French Women Don't Get Fatby Mireille Guiliano
Synopses & Reviews
It's hard not to be enlivened by a weight-control] book that celebrates both chocolate and bread, and espouses such wisdom as ‘Life without pasta? Perish the thought.'
-Lily Burana, Washington Post Book World
The perfect book for the more literate dieter . . . A blueprint for building a healthy attitude toward food and exercise . . . Full of down-to earth advice . . . We'd all be thinner (and happier) if we followed it.
-Miriam Wolf, San Francisco Chronicle
You've heard it before . . . But somehow, when the advice comes from Mireille Guiliano, you actually listen. A perfect, slim (and slimming) read for dieters and bon vivants alike.
Ah, Paris, the ideal destination for museum-hopping, couture shopping–and quick weight loss? Mais oui, insists Mireille Guiliano . . . For those who can't hop a plane whenever their zippers won’t close . . . her new memoir-cum-‘nondiet’ book is] filled with slimming secrets.
-Kim Hubbard, People
She spurs readers to give up the guilt and dieting extremes, to eat smarter and more joyfully . . . Readers can practically hear the rustling of fallen leaves beneath the narrator's feet as she forages for mushrooms . . . Her writing, like her three-meals-a-day diet, is all part of her joie de vivre.
-Rosemary Feitelberg, Women's Wear Daily
Delightful . . . Hands down, this is the best of the newest crop of weight-control books.
-Nanci Hellmich, USA Today
The past few years have been dominated by ‘scientific' diets . . . I welcome this break from the usual kind of quick-fix diet book . . . Will this book transform one's eating habits? Its good sense is unanswerable-and, personally, I love the bit about not going to the gym.
-Lynne Truss, bestselling author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, The Times (London)
Part Proustian memoir, part guide to living well, part recipe for Miracle Leek Soup, this book announces its distance from the Zone, the Atkins and all the rest on the very first page . . . Even the most skeptical and envious woman will find it hard to hold out against the charms of a beautifully written book that features both chocolate and love as key ingredients in a balanced diet.-Allison Pearson, The Daily Telegraph (London)
Mireille Guiliano's book is slender, elegant, well-spoken, sensible, and unembarrassed by the frank embrace of stratagems-just like the French women whom she holds up to the reader to admire and, if we can, to emulate. -Adam Gopnik, author of Paris to the Moon
I recognized things from my own French background and discovered quite a bit more. An important and fascinating book for all those people out there who've ridden the vicious diet roller coaster to failure. -Nicole Miller
Not only delicious, but a true story from one of the greatest ladies in the world. -Chef Emeril Lagasse
“French Women Don't Get Fat is not only charming and witty, but useful. It made me want to run out and buy a pound of leeks and a bottle of Champagne -Sharon Boorstin, author of Cooking for Love and Let Us Eat Cake
From the Hardcover edition.
In her delightful tale, Guiliano unlocks the simple secrets of the French paradox--how to enjoy food and stay slim and healthy. Hers is a charming, sensible, and powerfully life-affirming view of health and eating for our times.
Stylish, convincing, wise, funny, and just in time: the ultimate non-diet book, which could radically change the way you think and live - now with more recipes.French womendon't get fat, even though they enjoy bread and pastry, wine, and regular three-course meals. Unlocking the simple secrets of this French paradox - how they enjoy food whilestaying slim and healthy - Mireille Guiliano gives us a charming, inspiring take on health and eating for our times.For anyone who has slipped out of her Zone, missed the flight to South Beach, or accidentallylet a carb pass her lips, here is a positive way to stay trim, a culture's most precious secrets recast for the twenty-first century. A life of wine, bread - even chocolate - without girth orguilt? Pourquoi pas?
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
Born and raised in France, Mireille Guiliano first lived in America as an exchange student and came back for good early in her professional career. She is president and CEO of Clicquot, Inc., whose headquarters are in New York, and a director of Champagne Veuve Clicquot in Reims. Married to an American, Mireille lives most of the year in New York and makes frequent trips to Paris as well as across America.
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