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Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down by Rosecrans Baldwin
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Jun 09, 2012

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I have to say, I'm puzzled by the second half of the title. Spoiler alert: he adores Paris and, except for a few quibbles about bureaucracy and telemarketers, it never once brings him down. I'm glad he had so much fun living and working there; it seems like a fabulous town for young, well-paid white guys, perhaps not so much for the rest of us. A satisfying and charming book, but I liked his novel better.

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Katie I agree - not sure where the "bringing down" was happening. Maybe I missed that part...

I can't remember if he says it in the book, so I apologize if you already know, but the title is based off of an LCD Soundsystem song (New York, I Love You...). Clever, and it's a great song, but it makes about zero sense. Well, or it makes perfect sense...for a different book.

When I'm writing or painting - my two creative endeavors - I always think back to one of my teachers who said that you might love something (a sentence, a brushstroke), but if it doesn't work in the context of the larger piece, it doesn't work.

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Chris What amazes me is that I've heard in at least three separate places/people and on House Hunters (an unimpeachable source, doncha know) several times, that London is even more expensive a place to live in than Paris! who'dathunk?

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