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"Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down" by Rosecrans Baldwin

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I just got "Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down" out of our library - published in 2012. it's author Rosecrans Baldwin's lighthearted account of his year-and-a-half move (with his wife) to Paris to work at a French advertising firm, apparently in 2007-2008. It's a fun book recounting a lot of the cultural differences Americans have with the French. If you've ever been to Paris and had the fantasy of moving there, as I have, you can live it through Baldwin. It's not a long book and I finished it quickly, having been in Paris just a few months ago.

Lots of Americans have moved to Paris over the decades, and many have moved to write their "great American novel" - and that's kind of what Baldwin did: he finished his first novel while working at the firm and later had it published to great acclaim. I haven't read the novel but "You Lost Me" won accolades from NPR, Time, and the New York Time Book Review, among others. I rarely read fiction but now I'm inclined to check ti out.

Anyone else read it?

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