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A Town Like Paris: Falling in Love in the City of Light
by Bryce Corbett
At the age of twenty-eight, stuck in a dead-end job in London, and on the run from a broken heart, Bryce Corbett takes a job in Paris, home of "l'amour" and "la vie boheme"; he is determined to make the city his own--no matter how many bottles of Bordeaux it takes. He rents an apartment in Le Marais, the heart of the city's gay district, hardly the ideal place for a guy hoping to woo French women. He quickly settles into the French work/life balance with its mandatory lunch hour and six weeks of paid vacation. Fully embracing his newfound culture, Corbett frequents smoky cafes, appears on a television game show, hobnobs with celebrities at Cannes, and attempts to parse the nuances behind French politics and why French women really don't get fat. When he falls in love with a Parisian showgirl, he realizes that his adopted city has become home.
"Corbett excels in self-deprecating humor and laugh-out-loud funny observations."
"Fast-paced and amusing, told with rollicking good humor . . . Corbett writes wittily and accurately about Paris, not glossing over the rough patches and the mysteries." Paperback 283 pages - (4/08)
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