Monday, September 8, 2014

Dreaming of France - 8


Dreaming of France
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Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to my blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it. Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.

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How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are:
Love, Style, and Bad Habits
by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, Sophie Mas

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Just released: September 2, 2014
Publisher: Doubleday
Genre: France, how-to
Hardback: 272 pages
Rating: 4

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.


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My two-bits:

Oh la la, chic cute!

I like how this book presents four different perspectives with illustrations and pictures and french ditties.

This is one of those books you don't have to necessarily read front to back. It is fun to just open the book to any page and just start reading in bits and pieces. Or just enjoy flipping through to look at the pictures.

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* review copy courtesy of edelweiss


6 comments:

  1. This sounds like a lot of fun. I'd be interested to read it. Thanks for playing along today with Dreaming of France. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

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  2. Sounds like it might be really funny....

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  3. Does it work-I am going to check this out. Thank you

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  4. I will have to search out this book. But I'll never be Parisian.

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