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Paris Hangover

Kirsten Lobe

St. Martin's Griffin

A glamorous fish-out-of-water first novel, Paris Hangover stars Klein, a just-escaped New Yorker with trunk-fulls of fabulous footwear but without the significant relationship she'd really expected and longed to have by now, in her mid-thirties. Fleeing a live-in lover and their sleek Tribeca triplex as well as a career in fashion, Klein stars over in Paris-in a tiny walk-up in the 6th that she had to lie (in broken Franglais) and write a bad check to get, only to discover that, among other things, Parisian apartments don't come with kitchens.
Living out of her ten piece of (Louis Vuitton, natch) luggage, Klein plunges into the mysterious world of French men and dating. She muddles her way through: the sexy Renaud, the prototypical Frenchman; dating three men named Jean simultaneously; and one completely wrong Monsieur Married Man, who wants Klein for his very well-kept mistress.
Set against a backdrop of knowing references to Paris and its unique manners and mores, Paris Hangover is ultimately a very satisfying modern romance as Klein falls-- possibly permanently--for the least likely man to catch her eye.

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JFK—Paris with the Devil in TowEarly AprilI thought I pulled it off quite well, considering I gave myself only seven days from deciding to move to Paris to date of departure. I managed to sublet my Tribeca triplex, gracefully exit the three fashion consulting jobs, and pack ten pieces of luggage vital to my sanity—books, paints, clothes, favorite objects (which may or may not have included sex toys).I knew that the one remaining detail was figuring out how to bring my semipsychotic cat, Puccini, with me on the plane. I was fully prepared. For once, I would follow the official rules
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Praise for Paris Hangover

"PARIS HANGOVER will hang around your dreams long after Klein kisses you goodbye--on both cheeks, of course!"--Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN and A THEORY OF RELATIVITY
 
"Gucci bags, Jimmy Choo shoes, and now a copy of PARIS HANGOVER are all essential items for the upwardly mobile young woman."--Sylvia Beach Whiteman, owner of Paris's Shakespeare & Co.
 
"Strong debut. There's something for everyone in this witty novel: red-hot love scenes, glorious depictions of Parisian sights and a snappy story."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Women will be champagne-tickled by this sexy chic lit du jour."
--Playgirl
 
"Engaging new novel."
--Chicago Sun-Times
 
"Klein will take you on a trip through Paris you can smell, taste, see, hear, and feel...a story that goes beyond fashion and sex."
--romancedivas.com 
 
"A great novel with a lot of heart...An American in Paris never had life so good"
--freshfiction.com
 
"A hilarious and glamorous debut novel in the Sex and the City style with sharp and funny observations."
--Paris Through Expatriate Eyes
"PARIS HANGOVER will hang around your dreams long after Klein kisses you goodbye--on both cheeks, of course!"--Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN and A THEORY OF RELATIVITY
 
"Gucci bags, Jimmy Choo shoes, and now a copy of PARIS HANGOVER are all essential items for the upwardly mobile young woman."--Sylvia Beach Whiteman, owner of Paris's Shakespeare & Co.
 
"Strong debut. There's something for everyone in this witty novel: red-hot love scenes, glorious depictions of Parisian sights and a snappy story."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Women will be champagne-tickled by this sexy chic lit du jour."
--Playgirl
 
"Engaging new novel."
--Chicago Sun-Times
 
"Klein will take you on a trip through Paris you can smell, taste, see, hear, and feel...a story that goes beyond fashion and sex."
--romancedivas.com 
 
"A great novel with a lot of heart...An American in Paris never had life so good"
--freshfiction.com
 
"A hilarious and glamorous debut novel in the Sex and the City style with sharp and funny observations."
--Paris Through Expatriate Eyes

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kirsten Lobe

  • Kirsten Lobe is a former fashion designer for Calvin Klein and Oscar de la Renta who also designed home furnishings sold in stores such as Barney and Neiman-Marcus. In 2002, she traded a 2,000 square foot Tribeca loft for a 550 square foot garret in Paris' St. Germain, where she still lives.
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