Paris, Baby!

Kirsten Lobe

St. Martin's Griffin

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Is it possible to maintain chic as a single-mom-to-be in a city where it’s all supposed to be effortless and breastfeeding is a horreur?  Does one live by the Parisienne’s pregnancy plan of smoking, drinking, and cheese-eating avec vin blanc, but jamais jamais gain more than six kilos? And how to handle a pickup attempt by a married man in the baby department of Bon Marché when you’re eight months along?  After all, American girls do things differently: Lamaze class and baby showers, sensible prenatal care and…family to watch you proudly grow more and more pregnant.

Paris is full of delights for a new mom: the Luxembourg Gardens, baby boutiques too precious to be passed by, a petit brioche for a teething tot.  But home exerts a powerful pull. Should your child grow up skipping by the Seine or scampering up a tree house?  Should it be “Mommy” or “Maman”? And can a tall blonde with a taste for Veuve Cliquot and Vuitton ever make it in the land of mom jeans and Happy Meals?

Paris, Baby! is novelist Kirsten Lobe’s warm, funny memoir about Paris, Frenchmen, friendship, babies, and making it on one’s own.

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Chapter 1
 

“Childhood is the sleep of reason.”
—JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU


I am SO NOT one of those people who can wait until the precious and precarious first three months pass to tell people I am having a baby. After making my life-changing and monumental decision, I call my copine Zola here in Paris, call back my sister Lily, and call my BFF (friends since we were twelve) in Los Angeles, Kathy. There’s lots of howling with joy interspersed with plenty of serious candor. My euphoria has even affected my beloved cat, Verdi, who is ricocheting

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Kirsten Lobe

KIRSTEN LOBE is a former fashion designer, and the author of the novels Paris Hangover and French Trysts.  She has lived in Tokyo, New York, Paris and Lake Geneva, and is now a citizen of the world.

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Paris, Baby!
Kirsten Lobe

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312605322
ISBN10: 0312605323
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$14.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2011
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ISBN: 9781429968621
ISBN10: 1429968621
352 pages
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