How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, And Bad Habits by Anne BerestHow To Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, And Bad Habits by Anne Berest

How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, And Bad Habits

byAnne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret

Hardcover | September 2, 2014

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From four stunning and accomplished French women -- at last -- a fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves.
In short, frisky sections, these Parisian women give you their very original views on style, beauty, culture, attitude and men. The authors--Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas -- unmarried but attached, with children -- have been friends for years. Talented bohemian iconoclasts with careers in the worlds of music, film, fashion and publishing, they are untypically frank and outspoken as they debunk the myths about what it means to be a French woman today. Letting you in on their secrets and flaws, they also make fun of their complicated, often contradictory feelings and behavior. They admit to being snobs, a bit self-centered, unpredictable but not unreliable. Bossy and opinionated, they are also tender and romantic.
You will be taken on a first date, to a party, to some favorite haunts in Paris, to the countryside, and to one of their dinners at home with recipes even you could do -- but to be out with them is to be in for some mischief and surprises. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, look natural, make your boyfriend jealous, and how they feel about children, weddings and going to the gym. And they will share their address book in Paris for where to go: At the End of the Night, for A Birthday, for a Smart Date, A Hangover, for Vintage Finds and much more.
How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are will make you laugh as you slip into their shoes to become bold and free and tap into your inner cool.

Anne Berest is the author of two novels and a biography of Françoise Sagan published this year; she also writes for television, cinema, and theater. Audrey Diwan became a scriptwriter after studying journalism and political science. She wrote the screenplay for Cédric Jimenez’s La French, with Jean Dujardin, and is now directing her fi...
Title:How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, And Bad HabitsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.47 × 5.71 × 1.07 inPublished:September 2, 2014Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385538650

ISBN - 13:9780385538657


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Read to Learn to Love Yourself and Live the Life You Always Dreamed Of A lovely read: great content, beautiful illustrations, and inspiring women. Filled with practical and personal advice to be more confident and own your flaws. Would definitely recommend to my friends.
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE Such a fun light-hearted read. Great coffee table book and a great gift!
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Good read! It was a fun book to read and gave you an inside look at the Parisian lifestyle.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Book! Loved reading this light hearted fun book - gives you tips and advice on how to be a Parisien.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a fun read! The most fun to read, I really enjoy the Parisian mottos to live by and the short stories sprinkled throughout the book! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this book It's so fun! I love the drawings, recipes, photos, all of it. It makes for a beautiful gift.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been obsessed with Parisian my whole life! This book is funny and suitable for light reading. I've been obsessed with Parisian my whole life and this book is everything! and the aesthetic is just AMAZING
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting! This book is very interesting. I love that it's full of various types of media such as photos and recipes too.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Necessary read for any sassy girl Love this book!! If you aren't into sassy humor and funny chic tips don't read! If you are looking to laugh, smile and get some fun quotes and style tips i highly recommend this ! please READ !!!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it (mostly for the aesthetic) Honestly, I automatically adore any book or movie that's set in Paris, or has to do with Parisian life and style but I ended up liking this book a lot more than I expected (mostly for the vibes ). Even just the way it's written, the sharp humour, makes you feel Parisian. That effortless minimalistic aesthetic that you imagine when you think of Paris is in every page, every piece of advice, which is exactly what I wanted this book to be. I feel like all the bad reviews for the book is from people who took the advice as actual serious suggestions, which isn't at all what it was meant to be (I mean unless you want to try using their tips on how to cheat on your husband). A tip if you pick this book up: take the advice with a grain of salt. Even though it's not to be taken seriously, I'll for sure be trying out some of the recipes, and restaurants the next time I visit Paris.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and Truthful! This book is a little jewel!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feels Fresh to Read There's more to being a Parisian but simpler than people think it to be. I really liked it - seemed effortless somehow and cool all at the same time.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! #plumreview I absolutely love this book. Charming quick read filled with pretty photos and funny stories.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cool! Very nice insight as to how Parisian women live. It really gives you some wonderful ideas on wardrobe and beauty, as well as eating! It's a light, but interesting read especially if you're at all interested in Paris
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool! A great insight into Parisian life as a woman. Easy, light read with great photos.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun & Enjoyable If you're looking for a light, entertaining read, then this book fits the bill. It won't teach you how to be Parisian per se (if anything, you'll better understand why men find women so confusing), but it is certainly fun and entertaining.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Surprising Female sexual rapacity and capacity is well known to most who have worked to control-contain it. Secular and religious leaders, most of them male, have feared women - conflating desire with power and authority, which they preferred to remain the province of men. Women's sexuality also tends to be highly individual and even then highly variable so it isn't surprising that the title question continues to be asked.
Date published: 2014-10-01

Editorial Reviews

“Four whip-smart, successful French women poke fun at the stereotypes of the “Parisienne” and give genuine beauty and lifestyle tips, recipes, and fashion dos and don’ts . . . De Maigret’s photography and a witty, wise, often tongue-in-cheek delivery puts the reader on a sure path to achieving the French femme’s je ne sais quoi.”    —Publisher’s Weekly “You don’t have to be French to be a Parisian.“   —Karl Lagerfeld “Very, very funny. While reading, I actually felt chicer, wittier and très Parisienne. I was laughing out loud by the end.”   —Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes and The Debutante Divorcée