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French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure (edition 2004)

by Mireille Guiliano

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A gourmand's guide to the slim life shares the principles of French gastronomy, the art of enjoying all edibles in proportion, arguing that the secret of being thin and happy lies in the ability to appreciate and balance pleasures.
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Title:French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure
Authors:Mireille Guiliano
Info:Knopf (2004), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 272 pages
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French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano

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Didn't really enjoy this one: it somehow manages to be both bossy and unhelpful at the same time. ( )
  AJBraithwaite | Aug 14, 2017 |
Élégance and common sense. ( )
  Acia | Aug 8, 2017 |
French élégance and good taste lessons for cows. ( )
  mariusgm | Sep 12, 2014 |
Less irritating than I feared but pretty low on substance as well.
  amyem58 | Jul 3, 2014 |
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Guiliano ends the book with a list of more observations about French women. They don't weigh themselves, they don't snack all the time, they eat more fruit but would never give up their bread or other carbs. They dress to take out the garbage, they understand the importance of a good haircut and expensive perfume, they know love is slimming. Part of me wanted to throw the book across the room, while the other part was memorizing the list....At the very least, we would all do ourselves a favor to make like Colette, for whom the table was ''a date with love and friendship '' instead of the root of all evil.
 
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What is more important than the meal? Doesn't the least observant [wo]man-about-town look upon the implementation and ritual progress of a meal as a liturgical prescription? Isn't all of civilization apparent in these careful preparations, which consecrate the spirit's triumph over a raging appetite? - Valery
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I love my adopted homeland.
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