This book had a stint on the New York Times Best Seller list and has rapidly been making its way around the blogosphere. I bought it at the beginning of October after spying it at Elliott Bay and after devouring it in two days, I'm re-reading it at a slower pace, drinking in the words. It's that good. The four French women who co-authored the book capture the quintessential je ne sais quois attitude that surround the Parisienne while de-bunking the how-to's of actually being a Parisienne. Essentially it boils down to being comfortable in your skin, accepting the messy parts of life, and handling tough situations gracefully, allowing yourself to be emotional, and not apologizing/giving a damn (although, let's be honest, everyone tends to over-apologize). The book includes advice on fashion/style, motherhood, romance, and a few recipes that I'd like to try out eventually. It's a funny, well-written look into modern femininity as a French woman.
Bonus: Here's a video Caroline De Maigret (one of the authors) did with i-D
10 Ways to Be Parisian