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Publisher's Summary

When Jennifer Scott arrived at the doorstep of a grand 16th Arrondissement apartment as a foreign exchange student, she was greeted by the woman who would become her mentor and the inspiration for the way she lived long after her time abroad was over. Madame Chic took the casual California teenager under her wing, revealing the secrets of how the French elevate the little things in life to the art of living.

Each chapter of Lessons from Madame Chic reveals a valuable secret Jennifer learned while under Madame Chic's tutelage in Paris - tips you can incorporate into your own life, no matter where you live or the size of your budget. Embracing the classically French aesthetic of quality over quantity, aspiring Parisiennes will learn to master the art of eating (deprive yourself not), dressing (the 10-item wardrobe), grooming (le no-makeup look), and living à la française. From entertaining with easy flair and formality to cultivating allure while living an active, modern life, Lessons from Madame Chic is the essential handbook for anyone wanting to incorporate that Parisian je ne sais quoi into her daily life.

©2011 Jennifer L. Scott (P)2013 Tantor

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"It is not what you do but how you do it"

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. I think the narrator captured the feel of this book perfectly. I never really thought about how to live well before this book and the art of refined living at most practical level rang out. I actually walked a little taller and tried to enjoy the most mundane chores while listening.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Superb

Life changing, funny, interesting and relaxing, a breath of fresh air. Listed to it many times. I wanted more! Will purchase the entire library and share it with the woman in my life

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Almost fell asleep

For a book about living life with passion, I don't think the producers could've picked a more monotonous narrator.

Loved the content.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Brilliant lessons!

Scott is a bit snobby but means well. The narrator was so dull but the story is captivating, highly recommend!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I WILL BE READING (NOT LISTENING) TO THE SERIES

Would you consider the audio edition of Lessons from Madame Chic to be better than the print version?

No, the narrator sounds like a robot. Jennifer should have read her own book. Jennifer has a very pleasing voice and would have done an excellent job.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Amy Rubinate?

Jennifer L. Scott, the author

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Lessons from Madame Chic?

Nearing my 60's and finding I can still learn a thing or two.

Any additional comments?

Her blog and her YouTube channel are also excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Life changing!

Love this series by Jennifer L. Scott. All of the refinements I never learned and many of the secrets of class, all layered out in simple elegant terms! I needed this and unfortunately many of my friends. I will recommend this to every young lady I can!

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The lessons were a great reminder.

A great reminder for lessons you may already know but have gone by the way side. The narrator has a lovely voice and listening was a pleasure. I reakly enjoyed this book and have ordered the other books. Can't wait to hear it all.

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Great advice for a lovely way of life

The narrator read the book in a breathless, yet monotonous manner. Worth it, but still.

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Interesting listen

What did you love best about Lessons from Madame Chic?

I really liked the disucssion on cutting back consumerism and comparing French habits to American. It made me cut down my closet space a lot. Most of the stories she tells are interesting, but not all.

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Ridiculously shallow & pretentious

I had zero clue what I was getting when I bought this. I used to live in France so French stories always appeal to me. However this was the most shallow and pretentious book I have ever in my life listened to. Although somewhat true, the manner of the delivery came across as the author putting herself on a pedestal and everyone else beneath her. It's nice to convey 'this is what happens in France' but to constantly put down other ways of doing things is classless.
I also felt the narrator added to the already pretentious feel and made it worse.
I am definitely a lady who believes in style and prefers the French way of doing things- but the way this was written and read actually made me sick to my stomach at times. Is the author a real live princess or French royalty? No. And furthermore this book makes her appear to be a shallow soul.
This book is an embarrassment to the US citizens who do love France. Horrible

6 of 9 people found this review helpful