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Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik
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Jun 29, 2010

it was amazing
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Read in January, 2002

On a re-reading streak, and after having just finished Gopnik's other essay collection, thought I'd take myself on a vacation of the nostalgic imagination. Serendipity strikes me again: upon opening the book the other evening, I found my boarding pass to the flight that officially relocated me to Paris. If that was not enough, it just so happened that this slipped out from between the pages exactly eight years to the DAY- February 26- that I took the trip that changed my life forever.

Does this sort of thing happen to many others?


Read just upon my own return to the United States, Gopnik's own experiences touched feelings of romance, confusion, fantasy and frustration that were (and still are) quite tender...there's just something about the tale of an American in Paris that never loses its freshness of spirit, its fluttering heartbeat, its wide-eyed world-weariness.
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