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

She Practices Discretion From her sense of self-possession flows another essential quality that shapes her world definitively: This was an easy, fast read, and was fun to read about French history, authors, and nnous French things, which I love. The book is divided into various sections, and the little boxes that appear on most pages are a mix of quotes by famous Frenchies, must-see movies, book recommendations or a short profile on an influential usually incredibly strong-willed and passionate French woman.

Quotes are also found quite frequently sprinkled throughout the book, olkivier sometimes these little tidbits make the point clearer. But this entree obscures delicious pardoxes about the French girl and her body. They temper her experience of sensuality, her notion of time, and the tenor of her family life.

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Debra Ollivier is an American who lives in France, and she has so many fun tidbits that describe French women that all I can really do is share a few of my favorite quotes, then highly recommend the rest of the book. There is nothing random or haphazard about her. Trivia About Entre Nous: If you are looking to glean any insightful information about how French women live, this is not the book for you. Ohmusique aussi, I am playing ‘Amelie’ as I write my opinion Lounge, loll, unbuckle your belt, go on furlough.


Well, it started off strong, but then it started to feel like Ollivier was the geeky chick in the lunch room who wants so badly to be liked by the popular girls that she fails to realize they are making fun of her.

Originally published deebra The Book Self. Also, there’s really nothing in Ollivier’s Entre Nous that’s you wouldn’t have already found out in Sixty Million Frenchmen. Basically, this is another book about how French women are better than you at everything and maybe, just maybe, if you try a little harder to be more like Debra Ollivier’s friends, you might find that certain je nais se quoi.

Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Ollivier divides her book into several parts. The rest of us are often susceptible to the next fad, the new thing, the ultimate ollovier.

Aug 26, Carol Maskus rated it liked it.

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Return to Book Page. It is in the general texture of life, the patina of age that comes with time. There is not Styrofoam here. Indulge in simple pleasures” No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!

Have olliviet ever heard French pop music? Feb 06, cloudyskye rated it did not like it. Perhaps if the author had not be obsessed with the notion that the French should live as Americans do, she may have been able to write about her French experience rather than spend chapter after chapter whining to the point of nausea.

Carla Bruni music is my next interest in music from today’s france. Most of the advice was kind of obnoxious and generic.

And yes, French women really know their way around a simple scarf. First, the ugly–The author promotes the French amoral, socialistic, atheististic values, or lack thereof, and wonders why Americans aren’t more liberal. Her long hair was pulled back with a tortoiseshell barrette, though several fugitive strands tumbled onto her shoulders in unruly wisps, and she wore not one bit of makeup.


Sep 23, Nikki rated it it was ok Shelves: If you really want some deeper insight into French culture, h It’s fine, a quick read. Cultivate impressions and opinions.

I liked the views about children too–not overindulging them with presents, etc. It is the result of an awareness of–and commitment to–herself.

A Chateau of One’s Own: The simple message of this book is not how to BE a french girl, but how to live like one. I am aware Woody Allen’s le film came out after this book There are little gems in here about learning to be more serene, self-assured.

With gems such as “Cultivate your own family traditions”, “Know your own opinions” and “Balance work and play”, it is a treasure trove of sensible advice with a good dash of pleasure for its own sake thrown in. Ratings and Reviews 0 4 star ratings 0 reviews.

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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I’ve lived in France and I could count on one hand the number of women I met who fall into the jous stereotype.

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.

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