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

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Ever wonder what gives French women that je ne sais quoi?

At first you might think it's the elegant figure, matchless style, and mysterious allure. Then you realize those qualities don't come from just anywhere. They come from generations of women raised to cultivate an extraordinary sense of self. French women know who they are, like who they are, and excel at presenting who they are.

The rest of us are often susceptible to the next fad, the new thing, the ultimate diet. We're always seeking, instead of realizing that what we already are may be just right. Rarely does an American woman feel as comfortable in her own skin as her French counterpart. And rarely does an American woman have that essentially French ability to say no---to refuse anything that doesn't suit her, whether that thing is a job, a man, or the season's latest styles.

Provocative and practical, lively and intelligent, Entre Nous unlocks the mystery of the French girl and the secrets of her self-possession. Why do French women always look inimitably stylish? How do they manage to sit in a café for a three-course lunch and a glass of wine...by themselves? How do they decide when they're ready to let someone become a part of their very private lives?

Laced with practical tips, engaging sidebars, and essential observations about French women and their ways, Entre Nous is a delightful book that will help you take the best of all pages from the French girl's book---the page that reveals how to really enjoy life.


About Debra Ollivier

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DEBRA OLLIVIER lived in France for ten years, during which time she married her French husband and had two children. She was a frequent contributor to Salon and Le Monde, and her work has also appeared in The Guardian, Playboy, Les Inrockuptibles, and Harper's. She is also the author of Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl. Ollivier divides her time between Paris and Los Angeles.
Published May 1, 2004 by St. Martin's Press. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Most American women would agree that those Frenchies have something going on. La Femme Nikita, Catherine Deneuve, even Audrey Tatou of Amelie fame--they all possess a certain je ne sais quoi. In this

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