Chapter #6 Outline
"HELLO DONNA ... BONJOUR PIERRE"
I briefly describe French women as being health and appearance fanatics, and my need to work my buns off with Jane Fonda to compete for the best Frenchmen on offer. After years of neglect, it took a crash course before leaving California, continuing daily while living in Paris. With no plans of putting my new body in old, frumpy clothes, I came equipped with sexy dresses, high heel shoes, and all the spicy trimmings from Victoria’s Secret. I was excited to become a resident in a city where femininity is an asset. I tell some of the romantic things that Frenchmen are experts at doing, and introduce the reader to Pierre, my longtime lover, beginning with our first meeting on the terrace at the Café de la Paix.
I give a detailed description of Pierre’s physical appearance, his lifestyle, and financial position in order for the reader to understand and appreciate our unique relationship. In the rest of the manuscript, I often refer to him as my fancy man, aging toy-boy, and fulltime lover. I also tell of his marriage proposal shortly after our first date, his family’s contempt for me, and my decision not to alienate Pierre from his family – by causing a religious war, putting me thru hell in the process! Suspecting Pierre’s quick proposal in a moment of ecstasy was probably typically French, romantic overkill, I was happy with my decision to continue as lovers, becoming his pampered, pseudo-mistress, and living in separate apartments during our entire twelve-year relationship. I think the biggest incentive and reward for my choice was never again seeing his family!
The following chapter describes how and why my unpredictable relationship with Pierre changes from girlfriend, to main squeeze, to fiancée, and finally to Pierre’s June Cleaver/fancy woman.