By Jenn Frank

‘Parisienne French’ is your next bubble-bath book

Parisienne French is like a French phrasebook, except that it teaches the reader only the most useful of sentences — phrases like “Your ass looks great” and “I don’t understand art.” Having a heart-to-heart with a new French friend? Break the ice with Raconte-moi ta enfance (“Tell me about your childhood”).

Letter from the editor

I will show you how to apply bronzer, put your hair up with pencils, and make a criminal cremini risotto in your rice cooker. I will show you how to polish every damn thing in your house with Bar Keeper’s Friend. If you are a fan of America’s Test Kitchen, lifehacks, and compulsively dusting your apartment, stick with me, friend. We’ll go far.