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Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down

Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down by Rosecrans Baldwin 0374146683 9780374146689
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<div> <div><b>A fresh, exhilarating take on one of the worlds most popular topicsParis, the City of Light!by an acclaimed young novelist</b><br /> <br /> <div>A self-described Francophile, Rosecrans Baldwin always dreamed of living in Parisdrinking<i>le caf</i>, eating<i>les croissants</i>, walking in<i>les jardins</i>so when the opportunity to work as a copywriter for an advertising agency in Paris presented itself, he couldnt turn it down. Despite the fact that he had no experience in advertising. And despite the fact that he wasnt exactly fluent in French.<br /> <br /> <i>Paris, I Love You but Youre Bringing Me Down</i>is a nimble, comical account of observing the French capital from the inside out. It is an expedition into the Paris of Sarkozy, smoking bans, and a McDonalds beneath the Louvrethe story of an American who loves Paris all out of proportion, who loves every beret and baguette clich, but who finds life there to be very different from what he expected. At first, its just the joy of running across the lingerie section in the hardware store, but over the next eighteen months, Rosecrans must rely on his American optimism to get him through some very unromantic situationsat work (where he discovers a shockingly long-honored Parisian work ethic), at home (where his wife, who works at home, is dismayed not just by his hours but by the active construction that surrounds their apartment on five sides), and everywhere in between.<br /> <br /> An offbeat, up-to-date, surprising entry in the expat canon,<i>Paris, I Love You</i>is a book about a young man who witnesses his preconceptions replaced by the oddities of a vigorous, nervy cityexactly what he needs to uncover a Paris of his own, and fall in love with the city all over again.</div> </div> </div      

Author: Rosecrans Baldwin

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 286

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 2012-04-24

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