Bonjour, Happiness! by Jamie Cat Callan

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French women didn't invent happiness. But they know a thing or two about joie de vivre--being alive to each delicious moment.

As a young girl, Jamie Cat Callan was fascinated by her French grandmother. Though she had little money, Jamie's grand-mère ate well, dressed well, and took joy in simple, everyday pleasures. As Jamie journeyed through France as an adult, she gained more insight into the differences between French and American women. French women--whether doctors, shop owners, or housewives--don't worry about being thin enough, young enough, or accomplished enough. They age gracefully and celebrate their bodies. They know how to balance their lives--to love food without overeating, to work hard but not too much, to relish friends and family, and still make time for themselves. Now Jamie draws on everything French women have taught her and shows you how to:

Buy and consume less--and enjoy more

Look like a million Euros on a few francs

Find time to be alone

Flirt à la française

Rediscover your own mystery

Perfection isn't attainable, but happiness always is. And this uplifting, revelatory book shows every woman how to embrace it--and savor it.
 

About Jamie Cat Callan

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Jamie Cat Callan grew up under the tutelage of her French grandmother, who taught her the secrets of French women’s success with men. She has also traveled to France many times, lived in France, and interviewed numerous French women. She has published books on the subjects of relationships and writing, and has been featured in the “Modern Love” column in the New York Times, as well as Best American Erotica, The Missouri Review, and Story and American Letters & Commentary. She currently teaches writing at Wesleyan University Graduate Liberal Studies Program. She and her husband live in Cape Cod, Massachusettes.
 
Published March 15, 2011 by Citadel. 241 pages
Genres: Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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But suppose it is the opposite—smaller and slower is better?” Through her travels, interviews and self-exploration, the author reveals the importance of living in the moment, and she offers delightful recipes for living.

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During the year we spent in France, my husband and I said repeatedly how much we admired the French philosophy of life.

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