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“She doesn’t carry an enormous designer bag. But she might have a newspaper under her arm. She might mention Sartre or Foucault in a conversation. It’s her personality that sparkles and nothing else: the signs of intellectual wealth”.

If you are crazy about that Parisian off-duty yet chic lifestyle, this book is for you. Written by four of the most amazing French women who have accomplished the life of their dreams, “How To Be a Parisian Everywhere You Are: Love, Style and Bad Habits” is a good-humoured take on what being a Parisian actually means. It got it all covered: from how they dress to how they deal with relationships, get ready to become a true Parisienne!

Book How To Be a Parisian Everywhere You Are: Love, Style and Bad Habits By Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas

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Divided into five main categories – with principles, bad habits, appearance, love, and advice -, this book will take readers through classic daily events such as parties, first dates, the countryside, dinners at home, and all the best of the Parisian scene. These ladies will let everyone into their lives, revealing their inner secrets and flaws in a beautiful manner. In topics such as beauty, style, attitude, culture, mothers, food, luxury, addresses, and man, the authors make fun of their own feelings and behaviours, even admitting how snobbish they can sometimes be.

Book How To Be a Parisian Everywhere You Are: Love, Style and Bad Habits By Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas

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Released on September 2nd, 2014 this book is a staple read for adult women of all ages. Self-centered, unpredictable, bossy, and opinionated, the Parisienne can also show her romantic and sensible sides at times. With lessons ranging from how to look natural, how to be a mysterious yet sensual romantic partner, to their thoughts and feelings about marriage, children, and family, the authors of this book will share their best tips and an address book with the best places to go in Paris when in special and particular occasions such as a birthday, a hangover, vintage finds, and a smart date.

French Authors Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas

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The four authors behind this amazingly funny book are life-long besties. Anne, Audrey, Caroline, and Sophie are the stereotype of the Parisienne. Their love lives are a bit complicated – aren’t ours all? – but their careers in the fields of music, film, fashion, and publishing are very successful. Those talented and well-spirited French friends are unapologetically outspoken and truthful about what it means to be a Parisienne.

“How To Be a Parisian Everywhere You Are: Love, Style and Bad Habits” will certainly make you laugh a lot while identifying yourself with each of the authors. Definitely worth reading, this book is light, cool, interesting, and quick to read!

Published by HOLR Magazine.