How do those chic French women eat all that chocolate, cheese and pastry - and all that delicious French bread - and still stay slim? They don't count calories. Few go to a gym. Is their slimming secret chic personal style? In Chic & Slim: How Those Chic French Women Eat All That Rich Food And Still Stay Slim, author Anne Barone shares French secrets to dressing chic and staying slim. After a quarter century struggling with excess weight, in her mid-20s, Anne Barone used techniques she learned from chic French women to lose 55 pounds. With her Chic & Slim system - her translation of those techniques designed for life outside France - she has stayed slim more than 40 years. In Chic & Slim, Anne Barone shows women everywhere how they can eat as well, yet stay as slim as chic French women.