I laughed at his experiences with shopkeepers and people on the street. People in Paris are very different than people in America, and while I love to visit, I couldn't imagine living there. Apparently, it is not unusual to bring your own bandages to a hospital. I shuddered when he talked about having to dress up in order to take out the trash, but talk of croissants and cheese helped me forget about the negative aspects of the City of Lights.
This book is certainly not an epic read, and the recipes were sometimes awkwardly placed, but it is definitely a good way to pass an afternoon. Make sure you eat a good meal before you read it, and then sit back and enjoy Paris without having to take that nine hour flight.
Publisher - Broadway Books
Date of Publication - May 5, 2009