- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (October 7, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1476770336
- ISBN-13: 978-1476770338
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 255 customer reviews
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"A guide for women who yearn to channel Audrey Tautou. . . . Personable, anecdote-filled, and studded with lifestyle tips . . . its vivacity and sincerity have struck a chord among women who would like a French role model of their own, but don't have a year to spend apprenticing with one in Paris." (The New York Times)
"Part tribute to the effortlessly glamorous Parisian way of life, and part tutorial . . . on how to emulate the French je ne sais quoi." (Daily Mail (UK))
“Downright intriguing. . . . You’ll close the book feeling inspired.” (The Plain Dealer)
"The writing here, a combination of elegance and breeziness, seems to reflect Madame Chic’s personal philosophy that life is to be lived fully and elegantly." (Smoky Mountain News)
“Winningly combines sincerity and self-deprecation . . . sweet-natured and well-intentioned . . . full of advice.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Scott’s message of living passionately, enjoying the little things in life and truly living are great mantras to guide one’s life.” (Portland Book Review)
About the Author
Jennifer L. Scott is the New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic, and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic and the writer and editor of The Daily Connoisseur (DailyConnoisseur.com). She lives in Southern California with her family. Visit JenniferLScott.com.
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At first I thought this book was silly, but then I was won over by Ms. Scott's honesty of how it can feel being a stay-at-home Mom of young children. For this, it was worth the read. But seriously. Even if you could run your household like Madame, would you really want to? Just take the author's advice if you are a stay-at-home-Mom: Embrace it. Model the behavior you want to see in your kids. Be organized, but don't try to control everything. Take everything else with a grain of salt.
Now this one. Well worth the wait. I'm her mother's age group, my dd is a married mother of 3, the first 2 being similar ages to Jennifer's daughters. Some things sound like my daughter, coping with daily life caring for small people and a husband, dog, house and a writing career. Busy young mother.
But it's also a compendium of things it took me YEARS, DECADES to learn. How to care for oneself in the midst of happy family chaos. Setting priorities. Dejunking. Enjoying where you are at NOW, not being so goal driven that you fail to appreciate the small moments of bliss in the present.
Well done Jennifer!
This book will appeal to the francophiles but I hope it will have a broader audience because what she is getting at is universal and it's a toolbox as she calls it. One that leads to a balanced and contented attitude in the middle of life being lived realistically.
Yes it's written through a ~"French woman who has it all together" ~ filter, but that is just the beginning. It's culturally applicable to most western lives, and it's speaking to the need for all women to attain balance between being caregivers and caring for themselves as well. Not being people pleasers but charting their own life path.
There is a bit more California in this book, referring to positive affirmations (nothing wrong there) and Feng Shui but the French connection is woven across the entire book. One of the many things I enjoyed was her music recommendations in each chapter. So much fun mixed into the practical reality of organizing a coherent life.
Love it, well worth getting, and I have the kindle version which I'm delighted to say has a great table of contents and a good easy layout with pleasant line art illustrating each chapter.
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