A Town Like Paris

A Town Like Paris

Falling in Love in the City of Light

eBook - 2008
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At the age of twenty-eight, stuck in a dead-end job in London, and on the run from a broken heart, Bryce Corbett takes a job in Paris, home of l'amour and la vie boheme ; he is determined to make the city his own--no matter how many bottles of Bordeaux it takes. He rents an apartment in Le Marais, the heart of the city's gay district, hardly the ideal place for a guy hoping to woo French women. He quickly settles into the French work/life balance with its mandatory lunch hour and six weeks of paid vacation. Fully embracing his newfound culture, Corbett frequents smoky cafes, appears on a television game show, hobnobs with celebrities at Cannes, and attempts to parse the nuances behind French politics and why French women really don't get fat. When he falls in love with a Parisian showgirl, he realizes that his adopted city has become home.

As lively and winning as Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence and Sarah Turnbull's Almost French , A Town Like Paris evokes the beauty, delights, and charms of Paris for an ever-eager audience of armchair travelers.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2008]
ISBN: 9780767929219
Characteristics: xi, 283 p. ; 21 cm
Call Number: eBook


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Jun 28, 2017

Pretty much a fluff book for folks in their 20s and possibly 30s. As a mature adult I gave it the 50 page test, and it failed. The author comes off as a self centered, arrogant little turd. Shallow thinking and alcohol dependent tales which come off as pretty banal.

Not even close to Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence - which is a great read.


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