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Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik
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May 25, 2008

really liked it
Recommended to Eleanor by: Gael Dauvillier
Recommended for: American Francophiles, Aspiring Essayists
Read in June, 2008

Yes, I realize this is getting cliche, but I am putting this book in my category of "Americans abroad." Even though I don't connect to the "isn't raising kids just a gosh darn trip" facet of this book, I think Gopnik is a fantastic writer and his observations about living in Paris and being American ring very true. What's also interesting is that because this book concerns the years 1995 to 2000 (that is Pre-Euro as the currency, Pre-Sarkozy) it is very interesting to see how much France has changed, especially the government rhetoric and policies surrounding organized labor and social security.
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