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An Introduction to Attitude

Her apartment's doorbell rings. She lets it ring. She's in her room, reading a book while considering the hopeless disarray of clothes in her closet. Whoever it is can always wait. 

The doorbell rings again, but this time she doesn't quite register it. She's admiring JD Salinger's A Girl I Knew. "She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together." She loves it so much she writes it on her wrist. 

She hears footsteps retreating. As they echo down the stairs, she remembers the package she ordered. Damn it. So now she runs faster than she ever did on the high school track team. "Wait!" She'll expect an Olympic Medal when she's back.

She has a certain personality. It's her's, and only her's. Her girl friends call it Attitude.


The very beginning of How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are says, "[Parisiennes] are very imperfect, vague, unreliable, and full of paradoxes. But they can also be funny, attentive, curious, and ironic, and they know how to enjoy life." In short, they are confident. They are certain about themselves, maybe not about their futures or what to have for dinner, but certainly about their place in the world. 

The aim of The Mango Files is to give you insight into the art of simply being confident. I know I've needed this. Confident girls are enviable; they seem to do whatever they may like, because they're sure of one thing: these secrets. 

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