An Interesting Book

Jan 9th, 2011, 10:14 AM
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An Interesting Book

For those who love (or like) Paris and are amused by the French (or are Francophiles):
"Paris to the Moon" by Adam Gopnik.

Gopnik, who writes for the New Yorker, lived in Paris from 1995 - 2000 with his wife and young son.

I found the book funny, amusing, sometimes insightful, and altogether - a good read.

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Jan 9th, 2011, 10:26 AM
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Thanks, Ira. I read the reviews on and, since you recommended it and since it was only $3.41, I ordered it.

Looking forward to a good read.
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Jan 9th, 2011, 11:10 AM
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I liked this very much, received it as a gift a few years ago. I see his pieces occasionally in The New Yorker.
Slightly off topic, has anyone read The Hare with Amber Eyes, by Edmund de Waal, set in Paris, Vienna, Tokyo? I'm about 1/2 way through and am fascinated.
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Jan 9th, 2011, 11:31 AM
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Agree Ira. It was an interesting take on everyday life in Paris for an ex-pat, and since he is also Canadian...

I went for a walk by Balzac restaurant after reading book, but never made it for a meal.
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Jan 9th, 2011, 11:45 AM
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Edmund de Waal is on my list, Cath: it's been on a lot of end-of-year "books of the year" lists in the UK papers.
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Jan 9th, 2011, 11:47 AM
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Paris, France is one of my favorite places. I will get the book, thanks for the info.
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