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The New Parisienne: The Women & Ideas Shaping Paris Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 7 July 2020

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"The New Parisienne is an important book for anyone interested in how intersectional feminism is faring in the land of Simone de Beauvoir. Guess what: It's thriving. And Lindsey Tramuta is an excellent guide, and a thorough and sensitive observer of and commentator on contemporary France, not to mention one badass feminist."
--Lauren Elkin, author of Flâneuse

"Like the subjects of her book, Lindsey Tramuta is a force. The New Parisienne is the go-to chronicle of the joyful, progressive, pioneering women of a city that Tramuta understands with deep intelligence."
--Lauren Collins, bestselling author of When in French and staff writer for The New Yorker

"Lindsey Tramuta sweeps away the tired clichés of the Parisian woman with her vivid profiles of the dynamic and creative 'femmes' now powering the French capital. Reading her book made me want to go out and rediscover the City of Light in all its compelling diversity!"
--Eleanor Beardsley, NPR Paris correspondent

"Lindsey Tramuta's ongoing project to chronicle and distinguish the living and evolving Paris from the memory museum it competes with is as ambitious as it is infectious. Here she narrows her focus to one of France's most enduring and alluring clichés: the Parisian woman. The New Parisienne radically reintroduces--and humanizes--this impossible icon in all of her complexity, as she really lives today. Spoiler alert: She is someone you will want to get to know."--Thomas Chatterton Williams, author of Self-Portrait in Black and White

"Some of my favorite Parisiennes are in this book. Lindsey Tramuta beautifully gives a voice to a very rich and diverse set of women who make Paris the incredible place it is today. This book is precious: It shatters the tired cliché of the white and skinny Parisian."
--Aida Alami, journalist and contributor to the New York Times and Our Women on the Ground

"Want to know what real Parisian women are like? Read this book. Lindsey Tramuta rips the corset off the notion that all Parisiennes are thin, white, and casually elegant in a way no other women in the world can be. She gives us real Parisiennes: feisty, smart, ethnically diverse, passionately engaged in their work. And she tells us where to find their favorite spots in a city that is far more interesting and dynamic than the stale images peddled to tourists and global consumers."
--Mira Kamdar, award-winning author and former Paris-based member of the New York Times editorial board

"With stunning photographs and inspiring profiles, Lindsey Tramuta tramples the myths and takes us into the lives of real Parisiennes. Bravo!"
--Pamela Druckerman, author of Bringing Up Bébé and There Are No Grown-Ups

About the Author

Lindsey Tramuta is the author of The New Paris and the blog Lost in Cheeseland. She is a contributor to the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Afar, and Fortune Magazine, where she writes on Paris and French culture.

Joann Pai is a food and travel photographer based in Paris. Her work has been featured in Saveur and the New York Times.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ ABRAMS (7 July 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1419754327
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1419754326
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Axelle M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Un livre magnifique et qui manquait
Reviewed in France on 1 August 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars An extraordinary book for this moment
Reviewed in the United States on 11 July 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paris as it really is
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paris as it really is
Reviewed in the United States on 26 October 2020
There's a restaurant in Montmartre whose neon sign I love. For the lettering and for what it means: "Le Vrai Paris" — The Real Paris. As a fortunate admirer who's been to the City of Light many times, I first went in search of the myth and fell head over heels for the reality. Paris is so much more than its many stale stereotypes. It is an historic but vibrant, diverse modern city with people from all walks of life. From "The New Parisienne" I learned, for example, that Paris is home to the largest coexisting population of Jews and Muslims in the world. In the world! Truly a city for everyone, Paris and its citizens have long deserved an updated story and image that reflects their 21st century reality. Lindsey does a beautiful, thoughtful job of dismantling the old stereotypes and myths, wrapped up in what we have been sold and told for decades is the ideal Parisian woman. Through this collection of fresh, candid interviews, we get a glimpse into the life and mindset of today's Parisian women, moving through their city and shaping it into something new. Something... real, and really quite special. Highly recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful coffee table book full of sensitive and urgent topics
Reviewed in the United States on 9 September 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very wide variety of featured women will change your view of parisennes
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