Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Sweet Life in Paris

The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz

(Broadway) Like so many others, David dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood.
But he soon discovered it’s a different world en France.
From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men’s footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything, to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is David’s story of how he came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, yet quirky city.

This is the best book on learning the rules of French social conduct when visiting France, plus it is a great read. Trust me, it will make your trip so much more enjoyable! Savannah, Leslie and I followed many of the guidelines suggested in the book and we did not meet a single French person who was not cordial, helpful and pleasant to us. Everyone should read this book before stepping on your Air France flight to Paris! -Julie

1 comment:

Leslie said...

I thought everyone we met was very cordial. They really were sweet after they had a good laugh at how awful my french was. Remember the guy who just wanted to give me a to go sack? Thanks for interpreting for me! HA!