I'm halfway through this new memoir. The author is a bit full of herself and I get tired of hearing about how great her sex life is with her French boyfriend. BUT some of her comments about the French are very well observed. I have some French inlaws, too, and can relate to the way she feels invisible at their parties. Also, some of the recipes at the ends of the chapters look surprisingly good. The tabouleh with couscous, for example, and the poached cod with wilted leeks and homemade mayonnaise. Anyhow, the book is worth getting from the library.