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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,056 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mireille Guiliano Narrator: Mireille Guiliano Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN:
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra | 2/19/2014

    " I loved this book. It was so easy to read and so practicle. No crazy difficult recipes. Things you think you can really put into practice in your own life. I would definitly recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ariana | 2/18/2014

    " I liked the author's view on slowing down and savoring life's experiences. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erino | 2/18/2014

    " I liked the first better but this was still a nice complement to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chum | 2/17/2014

    " Many of the recipes were simple and delicious, as with her other book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Starla | 2/10/2014

    " This book was very good, but it was more about the recipes and food than about the experience. It does have some stories and advice throughout, just didn't give me the same wonderful feeling as "French Women Don't Get Fat". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole Ignacio | 2/2/2014

    " Bit pretentious, but I wouldn't have expected anything less from a French woman writing about her perfect life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/20/2014

    " Good ideas, even better recipes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laila | 1/20/2014

    " Easy read, went through the whole thing on the plane out to Seattle. Don't much care about how to tie scarves like a French woman but enjoyed some recipe ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mallory | 1/20/2014

    " French Women for All Seasons is basically a collection of Guiliano's personal suggestions for living a better and more "French-like" life. She talks about everything from diet, to skin care, fashion, and transportation. As a France native now living in New York she knows the difficulties of living a healthy and balanced life in a world of fast food and a sped up life style. While her tips are in no way for everyone, it was interesting to learn about her cultural experiences. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carla | 1/11/2014

    " Sequel to French Women Don't Get Fat. Entertaining, gossipy,with recipes, some of which are odd. (mushrooms with apples??). she's also got a scarf obsession. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 1/10/2014

    " Again, another pleasant read on vacation or at the beach. This is the second book in Mireille's series and I enjoyed both. I keep both around for the yummy and simple recipes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerry | 1/8/2014

    " Not as good as French women don't get fat but some great recipes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjorie Elwood | 1/7/2014

    " A fun look at cooking seasonally, from a French woman's perspective. Remember: it's not about denying yourself; it's about *equilibrium*. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 12/15/2013

    " Mireille's pleasant French voice was a joy to listen to "en route" to work! Interesting ideas for how to slow down your life and really savor it, in reference to more than just eating. How to live always with a view to finding/creating moments of pleasure in each busy day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 12/10/2013

    " Eat more leeks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 11/17/2013

    " This sequel to French Women Don't Get Fat has more of the philosophy of healthy, fresh foods, lots of exercise and everything in moderation. Many interesting recipes are also included. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becki | 8/16/2013

    " A great read, I discovered a lot about myself, and decided that I should have been born French or at least European. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 2/21/2013

    " A beautiful book about enjoying life and food through the seasons. Kind of like a snooty update of Walden. One section even has tips on how to tie a scarf like a French woman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Agnes | 11/15/2012

    " Oh god, no one should actually listen to my reviews about Mireille Guiliano's books because I am clearly blinded by my Francophilia. I love her completely sage advice about living a healthy, happy life, filled with seasonal produce, good food and no trips to the gym. Love her. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 7/13/2012

    " Ok- I didn't finish this. Read too much like a cookbook. It was generally interesting... but very much common sense... and not just French- just educated and intuitive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Moses | 5/12/2012

    " I was pretty impressed with this book. Lots of good recipes are included. Upon finishing it, I feel like I do understand the french culture. How they think and how they make decisions. There are many little tidbits to daily living which would benefit ones health. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 lola Franco | 1/21/2012

    " i couldn't stand this book, or maybe it was the author's sanctimonious, the french are so great attitude. like they were the first to eat healthfully and drink wine. but the recipes looked good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 9/6/2011

    " I love this book. :) Great little antidotes to enjoy anytime of year...French style. Packed with recipes as well as cute little tips such as how to properly tie a scarf, pick out champagne etc...it is a wonderful sweet guide. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CC | 6/14/2011

    " Great book to read again to remind you to enjoy good friends and good food. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 5/19/2011

    " Not as helpful as French Women Don't Get Fat, unless you want more recipes. I did not buy this one; it was more of the same. Unnecessary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Issy | 3/6/2011

    " Not as good as the first one but I now know how to tie a scarf around my neck. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 2/1/2011

    " Bit pretentious, but I wouldn't have expected anything less from a French woman writing about her perfect life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/30/2011

    " I love this book. :) Great little antidotes to enjoy anytime of year...French style. Packed with recipes as well as cute little tips such as how to properly tie a scarf, pick out champagne etc...it is a wonderful sweet guide. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sparklesmucho | 1/13/2011

    " More good French Women recipes and commentary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 12/22/2010

    " I was pretty impressed with this book. Lots of good recipes are included. Upon finishing it, I feel like I do understand the french culture. How they think and how they make decisions. There are many little tidbits to daily living which would benefit ones health. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/14/2010

    " ...still with the leek soup. This does have a nice section on wine though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eve | 11/19/2010

    " Looooved the recipes in this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leighanne | 10/17/2010

    " A bit of a let down from French Women Don't Get Fat. Great eggplant tapenade recipe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 9/9/2010

    " Not as helpful as French Women Don't Get Fat, unless you want more recipes. I did not buy this one; it was more of the same. Unnecessary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjie | 7/11/2010

    " This book was okay -- nothing earth-shattering. The recipes look good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Da277 | 7/10/2010

    " Fun book. Great recipes. I now love leeks!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 7/1/2010

    " I love her approach to the good life! Fashion tips; food tips; entertaining and work ethic. For every season I find a new tip that helps me approach living in the moment with new thrill! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerry | 6/17/2010

    " Not as good as French women don't get fat but some great recipes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue | 5/1/2010

    " the cover was so cute--the book was so bad... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/24/2010

    " Love this book. Great perspective on how to really enjoy life to it's fullest. Little tips and tricks from authors upbringing are great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Desiree | 2/19/2010

    " Very similar to How to Pick a Peach, with recipes for in-season veggie dishes. A little on the old-school side for me (calves liver, for example) but the general principles of eating mindfully and with pleasure are up my alley. "

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About the Author
Author Mireille GuilianoBorn and raised in France, Mireille Guiliano first lived in America as an exchange student and came back for good early in her professional career. She is president and CEO of Clicquot, Inc., whose headquarters are in New York, and a director of Champagne Veuve Clicquot in Reims. Married to an American, Mireille lives most of the year in New York and makes frequent trips to Paris as well as across America.
www.mireilleguiliano.com.