How to be Parisian Wherever You Are

How to be Parisian Wherever You Are is a fun, playful book written by four Parisian women. The content is pretty spontaneous and full of random things: food recipes, movie suggestions, place recommendations, Paris cutouts, common words between English and French etc. The content is pretty lightweight, but what I really enjoyed about was the mood conveyed and how it made me feel. Through imagery and the feminine touch in the language, I felt like I was understanding what being a Parisian woman was like.

The description of the ideal man was the highlight of the book for me:

  • He’s not muscular. (You’d rather think of him reading a book than lifting weights.)
  • He’s unshaven. (Just enough so that you never fully see the man behind the stubble.)
  • He’s clean. (But makes sure it’s not too obvious.)
  • He’s funny. (Until he disappears.)
  • He’s got something special. (And it’s not a car.)
  • He’s got class. (But it’s unintentional.)
  • He’s a bad boy. (But you always forgive him.)
  • He may not be perfect, but at least he really exists.

Overall, it’s a light read for summer and a good way to dream about visiting Paris.

September 15, 2015

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