Stuff Parisians Like

Stuff Parisians Like

Discovering the Quoi in the Je Ne Sais Quoi

Book - 2011 | 1st ed.
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To be mistaken for a Parisian, readers must buy the newspaper Le Monde, fold it and walk. They must then sit at a cafe and make phone calls. Be sure to order San Pellegrino - not any other kind of fizzy water. Stuff Parisians Like is a hilarious collection of witty observations on Parisian life, guaranteed to delight Francophiles everywhere.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Berkley Pub. Group, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780425241189
Branch Call Number: 944.361 MAGNY
Characteristics: vii, 277 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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kat62 Sep 28, 2011

I'm about halfway through this new book in our collections at Central Library and I'm thoroughly enjoying it! In fact, I have to stop myself from bursting out laughing while reading it in transit.

The author, Olivier Magny, is a young Parisian with a smart, savvy sense of humour who writes candidly about his fellow Parisians.

This is a great read for anyone but esp. Francophiles or for people who've visited or lived in (lucky you!) "The City of Light."

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"To be mistake for a Parisian, forget about red wine or creme brulee for lunch. Buy the newspaper "Le Monde", fold it, and walk. Then sit at a cafe and make phone calls. Be sure to order San Pellegrino, not any other kind of fizzy water. Feel free to boldly cross the street whenever the impulse strikes - pedestrian crosswalks are too dangerous. If you take a cruise on the Seine, you will want to stand outside, preferably with your collar popped up. When not taking a p'tit weekend away from the city, toss on a scarf and some sunglasses, go to the market for cherry tomatoes, take a stroll in the Luxembourg Gardens ... . To be truly cool in Paris, complain, be on a constant diet, wear black, and above all: follow these rules."

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