Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl by Debra Ollivier

166045Reading has been slow so far this year due to a few factors. I’ve spent most evenings knitting baby blankets for my three friends who are expecting this spring/summer (almost done!). I’ve continued to go home at lunch time from my job, taking a respite that doesn’t include sitting in the break room for an hour and devouring a novel.

But the last one is this book. I had seen this book recommended on PopSugar (or one of those) and thought it sounded great. But instead, it’s basically a book that talks about how Americans don’t get it right on basically everything. The reason French girls are so awesome? They are born that way. Also, they cook with fresh ingredients every day and they have simple (expensive) clothing that they just know how to buy. Great, thanks. Very helpful indeed.

There are cute asides regarding “French girls we love” and it is interspersed with anecdotes of the French women the author has come in contact with during her time in France. But for the most part, it’s not so much a guide as a “too bad you weren’t born French” book for American girls.