by Anne Berest,
Caroline De Maigret,
“How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits” is fun and shallow read with good style. Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret and Sophie Mas are the authors of this impressive book. If you take it for what it is, a collection of short stories quips, and lists from some cool French girls, then you will love it. It’s whimsical, dreamy, romantic, and not meant to be taken seriously. If you are looking for a love story or novel, go elsewhere.
This is more of a Parisienne’s guide on how to be sexy without trying too hard. It’s a quick and easy read, so don’t let that fool you. The content is so well articulated and positioned, you can’t help but want to mimic even the bad habits (that is if you don’t already). The thing this book actually celebrates is women, the Parisian women have simply been able to master, and are thereby celebrated for, their ability to wrap all these wonderful qualities and quarks into a cultural stereotype.