From four outstanding and successful French women - finally - a fresh and bold look at what it means to be a Parisian: how they dress, how they have fun, how they behave.
In short, humorous parts, these Parisians present to you their original view of style, culture, behavior and men. The authors - Ann Berest, Audrey Divan, Carolyn de Megre and Sophie Mass - unmarried, who have a relationship, have children, have been friends for years. These talented bohemian iconoclasts, with careers in the worlds of music, film, fashion and publishing, are unusually honest and tongue-in-cheek to expose the myths of what it means to be French today. They allow you to delve into their secrets and flaws, and joke about their complicated, often contradictory feelings and behavior. They admit that they are snobs, a bit egocentric, unpredictable, but not fickle. They want to be bosses and are confident, but at the same time they are gentle and romantic.
They will take you on a first date, to a party, you will hang out, you will go to some of the favorite "hangouts" in Paris, to the countryside, and to one of their dinners with cooking tips that will deceive the guests that it was easy. Going out with them brings troubles and surprises. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, how to look natural, how to make your partner jealous, and what they think about children, marriage and fitness. And, they will share with you addresses of places in Paris you should visit: before nightfall, for a birthday, for an elegant meeting, for valuable antique things and much more.
How to be a Parisian, wherever you are, she will make you smile and, reading it, you will slowly become a Parisian, braver, freer and cooler.