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

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

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    • $11.99

Publisher Description

A fresh, exhilarating take on one of the world's most popular topics—Paris, the City of Light!—by an acclaimed novelist Rosecrans Baldwin

A self-described Francophile since the age of nine, Rosecrans Baldwin had always dreamed of living in France. So when an offer presented itself to work at a Parisian ad agency, he couldn't turn it down—even though he had no experience in advertising, and even though he hardly spoke French.

But the Paris that Rosecrans and his wife, Rachel, arrived in wasn't the romantic city he remembered, and over the next eighteen months, his dogged American optimism was put to the test: at work (where he wrote booklets on breastfeeding), at home (in the hub of a massive construction project), and at every confusing dinner party in between. A hilarious and refreshingly honest look at one of our most beloved cities, Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down is the story of a young man whose preconceptions are usurped by the oddities of a vigorous, nervy metropolis—which is just what he needs to fall in love with Paris a second time.

Travel & Adventure
April 24
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Customer Reviews

Paris lover too ,

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

This book brought me back to when I was living in Paris in the early 70's. Life in Paris is indeed glorious, frustrating and sometimes absurd and the author captured these pretty well in his book. The insights though may not be meaningful unless you've spent some time there. I enjoyed it though, because I love Paris so much and go there at least once a year.

hyperating ,


This author needed to run this book across the desk of an editor before it went to any publisher. The grammar and punctuation errors are astounding. The writing is just bad.

I'm also having trouble finishing this book because this fella obviously thought that his American views and approaches would equate once he learned the language, but France is not the US and it never will be. He didn't and doesn't belong in Paris. He should stay in the USA bubble for the long-term. It's obviously the only place he will feel comfortable.

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