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Entre Nous

A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl

Debra Ollivier

St. Martin's Griffin

Provocative and practical, lively and intelligent, Entre Nous unlocks the mystery of the French girl and the secrets of her self-possession. Why do French women always look inimitably stylish? How do they manage to sit in a café for a three-course lunch and a glass of wine...by themselves? What gives them the certainty that allows them to refuse anything-whether a man, a job, or a little black dress-that doesn't suit them perfectly?

More than just a book on fashion, Entre Nous is about the essence of French living-its observations about French women and their ways will help you take the best of all pages from the French girl's book: the page that reveals how to really enjoy life.

"Ollivier spent a decade in France and learned a thing or two about how French women cultivate that sense of being easy in one's skin...(she) helps us bridge the cultural gap."
- Seattle Times

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Entre Nous
OneLa TêteAs it happened, the first true French girl I ever met was Natalie. She was living in an old renovated farmhouse at the time, just south of Paris, where her husband and a group of aspiring Truffauts were shooting a film on unrequited love and existentialism. (Only in France, no?) Natalie was wearing a close-fitting black skirt over a voluptuouslypregnant belly, a camisole under a sheer blouse, and suede ankle boots. Her long hair was pulled back with a tortoiseshell barrette, though several fugitive strands tumbled onto her shoulders in unruly wisps, and she wore not
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"A fun, interesting read with more to offer than fashion tips…(Ollivier) cracks the French style code."
"A fun, interesting read with more to offer than fashion tips...(Ollivier) cracks the French style code."
- Palm Beach Post

"Ollivier dishes on that je ne sais quois that French women seem to have, and how American women can attain it."
- Dallas Morning News
"Ollivier dishes on that je ne sais quois that French women seem to have, and how American women can attain it."
"A fun, interesting read with more to offer than fashion tips…(Ollivier) cracks the French style code."

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Debra Ollivier

  • Debra Ollivier has written for Salon, Harpers, Playboy, Le Monde, and a variety of other publications. She's a California girl who married a Frenchman and lived in France, where her children were born, for a decade. She now lives in Los Angeles.
  • Debra Ollivier
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Entre Nous

A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl

Debra Ollivier

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St. Martin's Griffin

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