French Women for All Seasons

A Year of Secrets, Recipes, and Pleasure
Narrated by: Mireille Guiliano
Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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Fans of Mireille Guiliano's phenomenal best seller, French Women Don't Get Fat, have inundated her with requests for more of her cunning but simple secrets to enjoying wine, chocolate, and many other seductive pleasures without gaining weight. Mireille's answer? This buoyant audiobook brimming with fresh advice and seasonal stories.  

French women not only stay slim while relishing life to the fullest, they also have the longest life expectancy in the Western world. Now Mireille shows us how they attune themselves to the rhythms of the year. Here are four seasons' worth of strategies for shopping, cooking, and exercising, as well as some pointers for looking effortlessly chic. Whether your aim is finding two scoopfuls of pleasure in one of crème brûlée or entertaining beautifully when time is short and expectations are high, the inspiration you need is here. Taking us from her childhood in Alsace-Lorraine to her summers in Provence and her busy life in New York and Paris, this audiobook of scrumptious Gallic wisdom and wit shows us how anyone anywhere can develop a healthy, holistic lifestyle.

In a voice that entranced more than a million honorary French women, Mireille demonstrates that there is indeed an art to joyful living. French Women for All Seasons is an essential guide to savoring all life's moments: in moderation, in season, and above all, with pleasure.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2006 Mireille Guiliano (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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Not very deep, but nice

Americanized, superficial and slightly sexist view of French culture, but interesting to hear the author address French stereotypes.

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Better as a physical book

Where does French Women for All Seasons rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Probably on the lower end. But, it's because there are recipes in the book. It's difficult to listen to recipes as a 'book'. Additionally, it would be extra difficult to cook from a verbal recipe. However, the book does have an accompanying .pdf that I printed and cooked from. All of the recipes I've tried are delicious!

If you’ve listened to books by Mireille Guiliano before, how does this one compare?

It's the same caliber as her other books. As I stated, it's difficult to listen to recipes. I've enjoyed all of Mireille's books.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

To enjoy the nuances of recipes and cooking. To let go of being so mechanical about it and appreciate the colors, smells and seasons of your ingredients.

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Fantastic!

I honestly wish there was more and yet as she says, everything in moderation. Listening to the book in the voice of the author herself is a truly lovely experience. It captures the essence of culture and anyone who read French Women Don't Get Fat will enjoy this addition.

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This is a joke!

Half the book is missing!!!! What is this?
This is a complete and utter disappointment