Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
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If the previous three books feature fictional characters who are wittier than the rest of us hope to be, Rosecrans Baldwin's first memoir, Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down, dips into the reality, while staying in roughly the same territory.
A few years ago, Baldwin (whose first novel, You Lost Me There, was one of NPR's Best Books of 2010), wangled
When Rosecrans Baldwin is hired by a French advertising agency, it comes with a required civic education class. There he learns that "in France, we say we are French before we are anything else." And just what constitutes being French is fodder for his keen observations about the City of Light. Although he and his wife experience bureaucracy everywhere — they have to submit copies of a recent bill, passport, apartment lease, residency application, proof of health insurance and photos just to