Reviews and Responses
One of this year's bestsellers in the nation remains French Women Don't Get Fat. More than one million copies have been sold already, and this tremendous success may be attributed to the book's topic, food, which is also one of the 'hottest' topics to be studied in terms of anthropology, culture, film, and literature within the last fifteen years. While the volume has received much attention by the mainstream media in the United States, I should like to add a different perspective to such voices: I shall place it in the context of French culture, analyze its popularity in the U.S., and try to explain why it would never achieve the same popularity in France.
©2005 Anne Lair
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"A Review by Anne Lair of French Women Don’t Get Fat, by Mirielle Guiliano,"
UNIversitas: Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Vol. 1:
1, Article 7.
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