This was a fun and inspirational book. Ms. Guiliano came to the US as an exchange student from France and quickly put on 25 pounds. Losing the weight after returning home, she realized there was a cultural difference in the way the French approached food and drink. The French eat so many of the so-called bad foods, but are not overweight. This book is filled with excellent tips and recipes. She is not a fan of dieting, but believes in walking as well as variety and moderation in all things, including chocolate, bread and wine. She is funny and delightful, and I am looking forward to reading her latest book, French Women Don’t Get Facelifts.