Frenchie by Françoise Mandonnaud Stotts

Rating: 3 stars
Genre: Memoirs
File size: 8416 KB
ISBN-10: 1938842014
ISBN-13: 978-1938842016
Pages: 196

Many color photos

Frenchie is the story of Françoise Mandonnaud Stotts, a world-famous dancer, stylist and artist. The book is chock-full of pictures, including sixteen high-gloss, colored photos that document Frenchies’ life in theater, movies, and galleries. This is the story of a woman who sees herself as a “shark” always ready to try something new, to get ahead, to make the most of anything. She regales you with her daringness, stories of her world travels, and her hobnobbing with the famous. Hers is truly a life full of fun, adventure and hard work. Following her life as a dancer, Frenchie became a well-known stylist, designing photo shoots for linen. Once again, Frenchie was rubbing elbows with the best. After retiring from this second career, Frenchie settled in Sarasota, Florida, where she paints.


Frenchie’s writing style is conversational, almost as if she were relating her memoirs over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. It is endearing and exemplifies Frenchie’s personality. Unfortunately, the book is not well-edited and spelling errors and poor grammar make it hard to read at times. If you are not bothered by these transgressions, you will enjoy the story of an enchanting personality.