It's impressionistic, neurotic, sparse. I liked it more than [b:All You Need to Be Impossibly French: A Witty Investigation into the Lives, Lusts, and Little Secrets of French Women|139381|All You Need to Be Impossibly French A Witty Investigation into the Lives, Lusts, and Little Secrets of French Women|Helena Frith Powell|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348743977s/139381.jpg|134358] or [b:French Women Don't Sleep Alone: Pleasurable Secrets to Finding Love|4810164|French Women Don't Sleep Alone Pleasurable Secrets to Finding Love|Jamie Cat Callan|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347393293s/4810164.jpg|4875284], which are filled with details and fundamentally uncool in their attempt to 'crack the code' (imagine a 'have you ticked this box?' guide to achieving sprezzatura
). This book doesn't do that - instead, it portrays a Parisian woman the way a novella, a short film impression, a musical improvisation would. If you like sensing things rather than follow author's attempts to 'fit in' or 'channel her inner French girl', this could show you how to walk the walk.