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How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are Audiobook

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits

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Publisher's Summary

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 Arewill make you laugh as you slip into their shoes to become bold and free and tap into your inner cool.

©2014 Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, and Sophie Mas (P)2014 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Four whip-smart, successful French women poke fun at the stereotypes of the 'Parisienne' and give genuine beauty and lifestyle tips, recipes, and fashion dos and dont's.... De Maigret's photography and a witty, wise, often tongue-in-cheek delivery puts the reader on a sure path to achieving the French femme’s je ne sais quoi." (Publisher’s Weekly)

"You don’t have to be French to be a Parisian." (Karl Lagerfeld)

"Very, very funny. While reading, I actually felt chicer, wittier, and très Parisienne. I was laughing out loud by the end." (Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes and The Debutante Divorcée)

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    von Alevensleben 01-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Superb!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! It was full of delicious moments and typically French madly wonderful antidotes for every day life! Throughly enjoyed it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of it!


    What did you learn from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are that you would use in your daily life?

    I already am, however one can always add more to their little book of ideas.


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    Stephanie 01-01-16
    Stephanie 01-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not what I was expecting"
    What would have made How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are better?

    I felt a little mislead by the books title and audio sample, and was sadly disappointed as a result. The book is mostly made up of single sentence/quotes, and less of a life story narration as I thought it would be.


    What didn’t you like about Carrington MacDuffie’s performance?

    I think Carrignton MacDuffie performance was fine. Its the book that I disliked, not the reader.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon Lawler Lott, TX USA 09-29-15
    Shannon Lawler Lott, TX USA 09-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Delightful Read!"

    I especially enjoyed the voice of Carrington MacDuffie. Each of the small chapters were randomly organized which made the book even more interesting. I loved it!

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    KDB 03-31-15
    KDB 03-31-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfection."

    "The Parisienne already knows what she must think: the opposite of what you think, no matter what." I loved it

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    Meredith 11-03-14
    Meredith 11-03-14
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    "LOVE this book, now listening for the second time."
    What did you love best about How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are?

    It is easy to follow, the reader fits the book perfectly and I love all the information in the book. It is like listening to talk radio, something I could listen to several times over and still learn something new.


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    Averythorpe 05-31-16
    Averythorpe 05-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love!"

    Listened to this book while sitting in cafés all throughout paris! Couldn't have loved it more! C'est parfait!

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    Alex Blake 05-27-16
    Alex Blake 05-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing insight into Parisian culture"

    I love the honest insight into what makes the modern Parisian woman tick, showing how all the cogs and wheels fit neatly together in the form of messy hair, red lipstick, a white t-shirt, jeans, and 5 inch heels.

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    Lupe 04-24-16
    Lupe 04-24-16
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    "Performance is good story line is non existing"

    Sort felt like I was just listening to woman talk about the dos and dont's but with no real story.

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    gydebcg 11-15-15
    gydebcg 11-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great info"

    Grest info - but reader had major errors in French pronunciation!!!! Loved the movie and resto recommendations.

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    jennifer a. burton 10-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Tres cute"
    What made the experience of listening to How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are the most enjoyable?

    It was an enjoyable listen. However, her voice was not the right choice. Much to grandmotherly and it didn't seem to go with the the content which was great.


    Would you recommend How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, for a light listen on a short trip.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Carrington MacDuffie?

    Yes. her voice is pleasant just not with this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Non

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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