I saw a newspaper article about this book and thought it would probably be just a bit of fluff – but I got it from the library and its charms stole up on me.
The authors are 4 Parisian women and they have put together a charming book that captures the spirit of the Parisienne.
One small warning – it does display typical French earthiness on the subject of sex – nothing gross but you do pick up real cultural differences here.
To give you a flavour here is part of a section called Aphorisms.
"To be read out loud ever night before going to bed. Even when inebriated:
Don't be afraid of aging. As the saying goes, don't be afraid of anything but fear itself. * Find 'your' perfume before you turn thirty. Wear it for the next thirty years. * No one should ever see your gums when you talk or laugh. * If you own only one sweater, make sure it's cashmere. * Wear a black bra under your white blouse, like two notes on a sheet of music."
You won't agree with it all but you will get an idea of what makes a French woman living in Paris tick.