How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are, Love, Style, and Bad Habits by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas

Juliette Binoche
This is a bit silly and tongue-in-cheek.  It probably won't help you become Parisian, although there are many good tips that I liked, including tips about beauty, going on dates and holding dinner parties.  For example, the authors tell you not to dry your hair with a hair-dryer.  According to these sophisticated French women, you should dry it naturally with a towel. Also, don't wash it every day, and keep your natural colour. I also liked the suggestions for wardrobe classics, including white shirts and iconic trench coats. There are also lots of recipes which are not difficult.

This is great fun to read, and I also loved the charming drawings.  There are lots of useful sections in the book, such as Parisian aphorisms, tales of famous French women, and suggestions of French films and books.


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