Friday, December 21, 2012

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

"Paris, I thought, was like a library book, something loaned." --Rosecrans Baldwin

Rosecrans and his wife move to Paris for 18 months. Although he barely speaks French, he gets a job working at an advertising agency. In his spare time, he works on his first novel. In this book, he writes about his adjustment to Paris and his exploration of the city. We read about Paris in all of its glory and not-glory.
This is a funny book. And a crass book, so be forewarned. Also, Rosecrans and his wife attend a lot of parties, so that gets tedious after awhile. Some parts were so funny though that I read them out loud.

The title of the book is kinda incongruent as it doesn't really seem like Rosecrans falls out of love with Paris, or that it really brings him down.

Recommended if you like Paris and don't mind crassness and reading about parties.

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