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- Listening Length: 7 hours and 33 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
- Audible.com Release Date: January 16, 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HDPDB2E
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That being said, I got the impression this book was rather hurriedly dashed off between intercontinental trips. It seemed to hit the high spots, wasn’t much on detail, and although I can understand a rehash of some of her previous material for the benefit of new readers, I also felt she relied too heavily on past efforts. Frankly, I expected, and hoped for, a little more. So much more could have been done with this book, that would have been helpful, and a number of opportunities were missed to expand what it had to offer. I sincerely hope that her next book will not be a rehash of past material with a different title. My comments follow.
Exercise: Walk, swim, climb stairs, do some yoga. All from previous books. Although she admits to now having added some Pilates exercises to the mix which she does at home, and mentioned strength training, she does not share her new found knowledge or anything of her personal routine with us. Disappointing. The most worthwhile part of this section was a detailed instruction regarding four yoga breathing exercises, which was very well done. Everything else was short on detail, hit the high spots.
Diet: The author’s personal diet appears to be primarily vegetable, low protein, low carb, low calorie, heavy on dairy using that for a lot of the protein, which would not set well with a goodly percentage of the readership.Read more ›
While I loved her other books, and this one has a few good moments, overall, if you know anything about anti-aging or mind/body medicine you may find yourself rolling your eyes. For instance, her comment that Thermage and Ultherapy are not painful shows how little she knows about advanced skin care. She advocates the use of drugstore cosmetics throwing around brands that she likes. She advocates the use of estrogen without progesterone supplementation, as, once again, she didn't like how progesterone made her feel. This advice is great cause for concern. Has she not read the literature which connects estrogen use without progesterone supplementation to breast cancer? Also, where is the discussion of bioidentical hormones which are a vastly superior alternative to synthetic hormones? How can she advocate hormone use and not discuss this alternative? Not all hormone supplementation is equal and yet, she seems unaware of this. Ridiculous for a book on anti-aging!
She is also incredibly negative about Americans in this volume when compared to her other books, and goes to great lengths to boast about how wonderfully she, and most French women, have aged (with some catty comments thrown in about her friends and famous actresses for good measure), and how many looks and comments she receives from "the richest man in France" to strangers on the street. I am so sorry that I read this and actually stopped reading after her advice to avoid dietary supplements (except possibly vitamin D). Her book French women for all Seasons is a wonderful book and I will treasure that while trying to forget that the same person wrote this. Aging with grace did not take place with this prose.
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I bought this book for myself when I turned 40. It's a really fun read with some great tips.Published 4 months ago by Lesha H
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