Here they are, my favourite French books! Well, let’s rather say my favourite books about France and even more specifically about Paris. In fact, people often speak about “French women” when actually they talk about Parisian women. Certainly there are many similiarities among French women. However, la Parisienne is one of a kind.
1. “French Children Don’t Throw Food” by Pamela Druckerman
If you are pregnant or have children already please read this book. It will make the world a better place. Joking aside, it is a great book that in the end will make parents more relaxed and they will end up having more time to themselves. AND, for those of you who don’t have children (like me) it is still a great and interesting book to learn about French culture and to get an undestanding about why French people (as children grow up one day) behave the way they do.
2. “Lessons from Madame Chic” by Jennifer L. Scott
After reading this book you will want to care more about yourself. (in a good way, not in a egoistic kind of way). You will pay more attention to things like having dinner with beloved ones, taking care of your body, qualitative clothes etc.
3. “How To Be Parisian” by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas
LOVED this book! Of course it is exaggerated but it is fun to read and you get a good impression about la Parisienne. With just really short and easy to read chapters the women give a good impression about the attitude of la Parisienne and give some tips here and there about how to be Parisian wherever you are…
4. “French Women Don’t Get Fat” by Mireille Guiliano
This books gives you a good idea about how the French (women) deal with food. It is not about starving but rather about enjoying. Also, some great tips for everyday life! And I mean, the skinniness of French women is a mystery to the rest of the world. So why not read about how they achieve it?
5. “Parisian Chic” Inès de la Fressange
Great book about the Parisian Style basics by one of the French style icons: Madame Inés de la Fressange! Also some tips for Parisian Shops
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