An intriguing and enlightening look at life and love through the eyes of the French woman
Debra Ollivier's work has appeared in Harper's, Playboy, Le Monde, and the Guardian. A bilingual American with French citizenship, Ollivier currently lives with her French husband and two children in Los Angeles.
Ollivier's manifesto belongs in that rare class of books that must be listened to on audio rather than read in print. Her performance of her own book is so delicious and pitch-perfect that it demands a hearing, if for nothing else than the hilarious recounted conversations between herself and various French female interlocutors, whom she presents with a faultless blend of Gallic style and nonchalance. Her accent is impeccable-to American ears, anyway-achieved during a decade of living in France and being married to a Frenchman. As she wends her way through love, sex, food, sex, child-rearing, sex, politics, and more sex, Ollivier compares American women's neuroticism and anxiety to French women's devil-may-care attitude. Vive la difference! A Putnam hardcover (Reviews, Oct. 12). (Aug.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
Try it out for Gallic girl attitude - GLAMOURDAILY MAIL - 'If you are in the mood for witty tongue-in-cheek non-fiction read WHAT FRENCH WOMEN KNOW by Debra Ollivier'Gabriela Popa, HUFFINGTON POST