Oh Boy Episode 31
Garance Doré
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Two truths and a lie, Garance Doré-edition:

Growing up, the illustrator/blogger and self-described story teller used to…

– Teach windsurfing at a naked camp

– Live in an island village so remote that the walk into town could take up to two hours

– Subsist on a diet of gummy bears, corn and waffles

~*Which one is the lie??*~

Because it would be too obnoxious to leave you cliff-hanging with a simple “listen to the podcast and you’ll find out!”- type sign-off, I’ll at least give you this: Garance Doré’s parents owned a restaurant, so deduct from that what you will about her diet.

From both her mother and her father (as well as her Berber-born grandmother), Doré learned how to put value on things beyond material objects or status symbols. They taught her how to work hard and embrace being different. And from the world around her, Garance Doré learned that “cool” is a state of mind.

For the rest of her story and the answer to my party riddle, seems like you’ll just have to plug your headphones in, doesn’t it? Promise it’s worth it, especially if you’ve been wondering lately, “What does success mean to me?”



Follow Garance Doré on Instagram @garancedore, Twitter @garancedore, and Facebook; visit her website Garance Doré, too.  Be sure to follow our wonderful Oh Boy host Jay Buim on Instagram. Check his website out, too. Logo and feature illustration by Kelly Shami.


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    • Beatrice

      She is so charming I could cry. I’ll go see animated movies with you, Garance!!!!!

  • Barbra Woodock

    just before I looked at the bank draft which was of $6998 , I accept that my neighbour woz like they say actualy earning money part-time at there labtop. . there sisters neighbour haz done this for less than 9 months and a short time ago took care of the dept on there place and purchased a gorgeous Lotus Carlton . check this…


    • Leandra Medine

      Go home!

  • I had no idea what Garance was like before this interview and I am SO HAPPY I decided to listen. She’s awesome!!!!

  • Hannah Rafter

    I mean… she’s just the dream isn’t she.

    • Hannah Rafter

      Just the accent is a dream.

  • Maia

    This was my favorite episode yet. I too didn’t know much about Garance apart from her creative/professional work before listening to this, but she was remarkably charming, insightful, and relatable in Jay’s interview! I loved hearing about her years of travel and exploration.

  • Vanessa

    All of the Oh Boy podcast episodes are so inspiring and smart and cool, but this might just be the best one yet. I feel calm yet motivated after listening to this episode. Thank you so much!

  • Elisabeth

    such a good choice of guest!