This book was really popular a few years ago when the "secrets" of the French diet were explained to us Americans. It was interesting. I feel like the French are such a passionate culture. They throw themselves into their food, art, love, everything. So I wanted to see what she had to say about their food culture. It was a little different than what I had learned about the French so far. Her main points are to enjoy small amounts of high quality foods, walk places, and drink water. Guiliano gave recipes throughout the book as well. Although there's no way I would probably ever follow this lifestyle, I did feel like I should appreciate food more often and choose the things I eat with a little more thought about quality and freshness.
This was maybe the best book I read all year. I was cracking up reading some of her stories and captions on some of her pictures. I didn't even know that Jenny Lawson was a blogger before I came across this book (I think it was recommended in a magazine or something), and I can't believe I had never discovered her blog before! She is truly hilarious, yet also made me cry when she was talking about how you can never go home again. I would recommend this book to everyone with a dry sense of humor who likes a few messed up stories about growing up. So funny.
So in 2013 my goal is to read another 20 books. I would have increased it had I reached my goal last year, but I didn't. Now that I have even less time to read, it really will be a challenge, but I am determined to do it. Again, find me on Goodreads to see my lists!