How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are by Anne Berest et al.

This is a fun little book. It’s not exactly useful. It’s rather silly book of tips on being more Parisian. The advice ips it gives should be taken with a grain of salt and I felt it was written with a tongue in cheek style.

It will be amusing if you are a Francophile or a Parisphile. It plays on a lot of French stereotypes. I do not mean it’s all laughs or that all the tips are useless. I do appreciate a certain insouciance and minimalism that the Parisians extol. The book is a nice reminder of it.

The book even quoted the same quote I did in my review for The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides.

All in all, I’d recommend this book if you are someone with a sense of humor about their love of Paris.

Read May 16-28, 2016.

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