“A Judd Apatow film in the waiting...Very, very funny.”—John Freeman, The Boston Globe
“Deftly written, with a wry style and liberally deployed irony...Very funny.”—Dominic Tierney, The Atlantic
“A picture of what it’s like to live and work—like, work work—in a city understood by most Americans only through tourist goggles…So necessary and welcome.”—Daniel Riley, GQ
“Baldwin and his wife, Rachel—as well as the Parisians he came to know—are funny and idiosyncratic, and it’s a pleasure to spend time with them....A love story about the city and its people.”—Eloisa James, NPR
“A hilarious, keenly observed, and surprisingly poignant journey into the Parisian state of mind.”—Anthony Doerr, author of Four Seasons in Rome
“Americans in Paris are a common literary trope, but Rosecrans Baldwin has rejuvenated it....A wryly astute fish-out-of-water memoir.”—Teddy Wayne, The Huffington Post
“A charming entry into the expat canon, this book is Baldwin’s true story of moving to his favorite city in the world—favorite to the tune of obsession, mind you—and realizing it’s not quite as he had imagined.”—Emily Temple, Flavorwire
Baldwin proves that with the right attitude, everything in this perhaps most magically remembered of all cities is either beautiful, hilarious, or both, and his friendly voice and approachable style will grab those who want to be there and those who have never been.”—Annie Bostrom, Booklist
“A charming, hilarious account of la vie Parisienne as experienced by an observant young American...his vivid impressions of Paris and its people (expats included) are most engaging. Great fun and surprisingly touching. Great fun and surprisingly touching.”—Kirkus (starred review)
Work in Progress » Blog Archive » Paris, I Love You, American-style
With his "charming, hilarious account of la vie Parisienne,” Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down, about to hit bookstores, Rosecrans Baldwin set off on a two-week tour of U.S. towns (and one Vegas casino) named Paris.
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Work in Progress » Blog Archive » Toby Barlow & Rosecrans Baldwin
Americans continue to visit Paris not just for Paris, but for ‘Paris,’” Rosecrans Baldwin, author of Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down, wrote in an email. “As if out of some collective nostalgia for what Paris should be, more than what it is.” He was writing to Toby Barlow, author of Sharp Teeth and, most recently, Babayaga — a novel of love, spies, and witches in 1950s Paris. In their exchange, Barlow and Baldwin discussed “Fake France,” pommes frites, and the enchantments of the City of Light.
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