Nonfiction at Night: "French Like Moi" (Hybrid)

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Join us in person or on Zoom to discuss real reads and true stories. You are welcome to attend the discussion even if you haven't finished the book.

This month's title: "French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris" by Scott Carpenter

Book description: "On sabbatical from teaching, Carpenter moved with his wife and daughter all the way from Minnesota to Paris. After much bureaucratic hubbub, they bought a tiny apartment and set about acclimating to the Parisian way of life. No stranger to the French but a relative newcomer to their daily routines, the author highlights the captivating contrasts between his Midwestern home and his adopted city in 18 essays and three sections: “Came,” “Saw,” and “Conquered.” Each essay focuses on a different element of Parisian life, from the relative opulence of American return policies to the ubiquity of protests and demonstrations. Carpenter’s insights are humorous and deftly crafted, interweaving perceptive details about the French language with curious incidents and stirring events."

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