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Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down by Rosecrans Baldwin
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Aug 02, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012
Read from July 31 to August 02, 2012

Baldwin's book wasn't as lyrical or philosophical as Adam Gopnik's Paris to the Moon (still my favorite of the contemporary ex-pats in Paris books), but it resonated strongly with my own experiences living abroad nonetheless. At moments tender, at moments laugh out loud funny, Baldwin faithfully renders the pleasures and pitfalls of living abroad in this incomparable city. His is not a book for those who hope to only dwell in the best of Paris, but rather one designed to illuminate the City of Light's perennial allure, despite its many faults. And, as anyone who has ever done more than vacationed in Paris will tell you, this is really the only appropriate way to understand the city.

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