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Don't believe it - the title's a lie!,
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This review is from: French Women Don't Get Facelifts: Aging with Attitude: Ageing with Attitude (Hardcover)
Of course French women have facelifts, just not as many as women in other countries do. That's what the author tells us midway through the book, and she calls the title "a tease". Well, to this plain speaking English woman, it's called a lie. The publishers should be hauled over the coals for selling a book with such a misleading title.
Not only do French women have facelifts, we are told, they also go in for Botox, fillers, injections and heaven knows what. I was so disappointed with this book! I was hoping for a cheerful, philosophical take on ageing "with attitude" - the attitude being one of acceptance rather than denial. But although the author says she thinks many such procedures are extreme, she doesn't rule them out for herself and says she doesn't blame anyone for having them done. I guess that's because she's writing mainly for an American readership and she wants to have it both ways to maximize her sales. A tease? No, more an outright deception.
The rest of the book is common sense advice. Don't smoke, eat healthily, get some exercise, protect your skin from the sun. If you've lived in a cave for the past 20 years and haven't read a magazine or newspaper in that time, some of this may be new to you. Otherwise, forget it. I regret wasting my money on this book.
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Initial post: 22 Jan 2014 11:45:11 GMT
Ms. K. Johnston says:
French women do indeed have facelifts but plastic surgery in France is not the wind-tunnel effect that is so prevalent in the United States - Joan Rivers is a notable example of what NOT to do to your face! I read Mireille Guiliano's initial book French Women Don't Get Fat and found it interesting, particularly as I am over 50. This book will not be bought because, as you so rightly said, it is a fabrication of the truth.
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