I loved these two user comments regarding Valerie Orsoni's new book, "Le Personal Coach," on Amazon.com:
"It's not just what you wear, it's how you wear it."
"A big part of looking great is feeling great."
Her program, by the way, is "#1 in France" and let's be honest, the French know how to live...
But I'm jumping all over the place here. You have no idea what I am talking about!
When a friend asked me to review this book, I quickly agreed because I seldom turn down friends, but I was pleasantly surprised by the book itself. It's not your standard, boring, textbook-ish dieting guide. What arrived was a charming, compact (176 pages with big font), heavily illustrated guide to improving your lifestyle. I enjoy its perspective, which is more acommodating of someone with an actual life, who is not just living to diet.
For example, there is actually an exercise tip you can use ON YOUR CELL PHONE, which makes me wonder how that will play out when I get pulled over... "But officer, I was only exercising..."
But seriously, it's no pills (YES!), no GYM (Um, hello? LOVE.), 15 minute exercise routines, and a guarantee I personally approve of, NO SWEATING.
It's a really fun, easy book and if you are into this genre (I know a lot of you are - don't lie!), you should pick it up.
Her actual program, for the devout, might be worth a look, too, though it costs. But it's not gonna scam you like Lindora and it's not gonna annoy you like Jenny Craig. (Yeah, I'm bitter. I admit this.)
And her blog is also worth a read - it is equally charming.
All of that aside, this woman is an acclaimed personal coach, in amazing shape, and has personality to boot -- having survived a brain tumor and cancer. You go, Valerie. I hope you continue to kick ass for a long, long time. I wish you every success and happiness.