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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Return to the Little French Guesthouse. In their interpersonal relationships, French women open themselves up slowly.

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

Aug 17, Jennifer Holland rated it really liked it. It is the result of an awareness of–and commitment to–herself. I really liked some of this book and really hated other parts. She currently divides her time between Paris and Los Angeles, where she lives with her family, and is at work on a historical novel.

Late Summer in the Vineyard. I think I found it particularly interesting because I read it on a break from Judith Warner’s Perfect Madnesshous is so far a pretty bleak read. Ratings and Reviews 0 4 star ratings 0 reviews. I found it ridiculous that the book goes on and on and on about the elegant sophisticated classiness of French women but consistently refers to them as girls.

Feb 14, Taraelliott08 rated it it was ok.

Review edbra “A fun, interesting read with more to offer than fashion tips Cultivate impressions and opinions. Why do French women always look inimitably stylish? If all French girls are white, heterosexual and rich then maybe the author has a point about enhre to live like debbra French girl.


How do they decide when they’re ready to let someone become a part of their very private lives? But in reality, the French girl comes in a multitude of styles and body shapes, and whatever her figure, she looks remarkable and just plain sexy.

They come from generations of women raised to cultivate an extraordinary sense of self. Let go of the desire to fit everything into a day. French girls save up for a Birkin bag and wear it for the rest of their lives. The rest of us are often susceptible to the next fad, the new thing, the ultimate diet. Self-Possession Find your center and live there. Entre Nous copyright Debra Ollivier show more. And she takes care of both.

olliivier Me gusto la primera mitad pero despues empezo a resultarme aburrido. Yes, I am coming at this from my entirely American perspective, but the book is so idealized, condescending, pretentious and based in fantasy that I was rolling my eyes for the last pages of the page book.

What I am interested in however, are many elements of French culture — work ethic, friendships, and especially the relationship they possess concerning food.

We’d all be as free as the French girl if we looked like her, right? I am ashamed that I paid for it. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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

Where French girl seeks culture or knowledge, we seek self-improvement, self-help. Okay, I read the first half of this book with relish wine and chocolate with every dinner?

The French girl”s discretion is often most apparent in what sh. Like the smooth surface of a river stone, many of these qualities have been honed by centuries of culture and civilization.


After reading a couple of reviews I decided to order it for myself.

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Martin’s Press Release Date: The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. She is entirely, unequivocally self-contained. 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 olljvier French girl puts on experiencing pleasure: At first you might think it’s the elegant figure, matchless style, and mysterious allure.

Provocative and practical, lively and intelligent, Entre Nous unlocks the mystery of the French girl and the secrets of her self-possession.

Flap copy What makes French girls as serenely self-satisfied as purring cats Quotes are also found quite frequently sprinkled throughout the book, and sometimes these little tidbits make the point clearer.

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This is not a book to be read for sentimental reasons, but enyre the good bits on fashion and eating. Some things in the book reminded me of Arthur Henry King’s idea about surrounding our children with authentic things, instead of fake, plastic representations of things.

Little boxes featuring French films, books and personalities are peppered throughout the book for interest and further reading, which is lucky, because this book leaves you wanting more.