Sunday, November 25, 2007

Impossibly French

Someone at the library gave me this book to see if Mich would be interested in it, so I brought it home. It's non-fiction, so of course she didn't want it. For some reason, I picked it up and started reading it yesterday, and found it interesting. It's definitely written for a female audience, but from the perspective of an British woman living in France, trying to figure out how French women are so relentlessly stylish. I liked it for the same reason that i like a lot of ex-pat literature - it's the story of someone trying to understand and fit into another culture. And the culture is what it came down to - the reason that French women have that certain air about them is that it is valued and supported by the whole culture, from the availability of beauty pharmaceuticals to government support of working mothers to French social values and mores. Well-written and a great glimpse inside another culture.

Book 83

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

So you now know everything it takes to be a beautiful French woman? Ha ha! Sounds interesting- say anything about eating less or more healthy then we tend to do in America? Or maybe just more fish and wine...