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C'Est La Vie: An American Conquers the City of Light, Begins a New Life, and Becomes--Zut Alors!--Almost French

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ISBN13: 9780670032693
ISBN10: 0670032697
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Who, at one time or another, has‛t dreamed of leaving her life behind and moving to Paris? Bestselling writer Suzy Gershman (dubbed“Super Shopper Suz” by Oprah and“the most famous shopper in the worl” by American Express Card Services) had always planned to retire to the City of Light with her husband. But when he died, Suzy decided to fulfill their dream alone—making a new life for herself in her favorite city.

‛est la Vie is the deliciously chatty chronicle of her first year in Paris, of the dizzying delights and maddening frustrations inherent in learning to be a Parisian. After a grueling apartment search, the woman who was Born to Shop sets out on the terrific adventure that is French daily life—from the great flea markets and restaurants to the mysteries of a French fax machine, the chimney sweep, and a French love affair. Heartfelt, breezy, funny, and garnished with little-known shopping tips, ‛est la Vie is a treat not just for armchair travelers, Francophiles, and fans of Peter Mayle, but also for anyone who has ever dreamed of starting life anew.

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Bestselling writer Suzy Gershman (dubbed “Super Shopper Suzy” by Oprah) is our answer to Peter Mayle in this heartfelt, breezy, and funny story of starting over in Paris. Suzy had always fantasized about moving to Paris with her husband, but when he dies unexpectedly, she decides to fulfill their dream alone. Here she gives a deliciously conversational chronicle of her first year in Paris and of the dizzying delights and maddening frustrations of learning to be a Parisian. Filled with Gershman’s insider’s tips on everything from cooking the perfect clafoutis to—naturally—shopping, C’est la Vie is delightfully entertaining and captures the exhilarating experience of beginning a new adventure. 

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Suzy Gershman fulfilled a lifelong dream of hers and her husband's by moving to Paris after his death. This is the story of her first year in Paris, as she tries to begin her new life, immerse herself in French daily life, and become really French. Her story is always funny, occasionally heart breaking, and, of course, scattered throughout with helpful and little-known shopping tips and hints about living in Paris. Suzy Gershman has brought her international expertise to readers, television viewers, travelers, and shoppers the world over with her series of Frommer's Born to Shop books. She has written a travel-shopping column for Travel & Leisure and Travel Holiday and now contributes to National Geographic's Traveler Magazine with regular informational inserts called Shop Wise.

About the Author

Suzy Gershman, author of Frommer’s Born to Shop book series, has also been a travel-shopping columnist for Travel and Leisure as well as Travel Holiday. She has appeared on Oprah, CNN, the Today show, and Good Morning America and has been featured in People, USA Today, Family Circle, McCall’s, and the International Herald Tribune.

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Jennette, Troutdale OR, August 5, 2007 (view all comments by Jennette, Troutdale OR)
This was book is a must read for anyone planning to spend time in France. The French have such a unique culture and this book gives an insightful look into it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670032693
Subtitle:
An American Woman Begins a New Life in Paris and--Voila!--Becomes Almost French
Author:
Gershman, Suzy
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Women
Subject:
France
Subject:
Paris
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.62x6.58x.98 in. .94 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Bestselling writer Suzy Gershman (dubbed “Super Shopper Suzy” by Oprah) is our answer to Peter Mayle in this heartfelt, breezy, and funny story of starting over in Paris. Suzy had always fantasized about moving to Paris with her husband, but when he dies unexpectedly, she decides to fulfill their dream alone. Here she gives a deliciously conversational chronicle of her first year in Paris and of the dizzying delights and maddening frustrations of learning to be a Parisian. Filled with Gershman’s insider’s tips on everything from cooking the perfect clafoutis to—naturally—shopping, C’est la Vie is delightfully entertaining and captures the exhilarating experience of beginning a new adventure. 

"Synopsis" by , Suzy Gershman fulfilled a lifelong dream of hers and her husband's by moving to Paris after his death. This is the story of her first year in Paris, as she tries to begin her new life, immerse herself in French daily life, and become really French. Her story is always funny, occasionally heart breaking, and, of course, scattered throughout with helpful and little-known shopping tips and hints about living in Paris. Suzy Gershman has brought her international expertise to readers, television viewers, travelers, and shoppers the world over with her series of Frommer's Born to Shop books. She has written a travel-shopping column for Travel & Leisure and Travel Holiday and now contributes to National Geographic's Traveler Magazine with regular informational inserts called Shop Wise.
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