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Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)by Amy Thomas
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Forever a girl obsessed with all things French, sweet freak Amy Thomas landed a gig as rich as the purest dark chocolate: leave Manhattan for Paris to write ad copy for Louis Vuitton. Working on the Champs-Élysées, strolling the charming streets, and exploring the best patisseries and boulangeries, Amy marveled at the magnificence of the City of Light.
But does falling in love with one city mean turning your back on another? As much as Amy adored Paris, there was part of her that felt like a humble chocolate chip cookie in a sea of pristine macarons. Paris, My Sweet explores how the search for happiness can be as fleeting as a salted caramel souffle's rise, as intensely satisfying as molten chocolate cake, and about how the life you're meant to live doesn't always taste like the one you envisioned.
Part love letter to Paris, part love letter to New York, and total devotion to all things sweet, Paris, My Sweet is a treasure map for anyone with a hunger for life.
"'I studied the Lost Generation, reading Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Janet Flanner, and built a mini library so I'd never be far from Paris.' This short but sweet ode to all things French informs Thomas's decision to move from Manhattan to Paris to write for Louis Vuitton and sample the finer things in life, namely dark chocolate and rich desserts. Narrator Cassandra Campbell delivers a stellar reading that is both nuanced and subtle, and all but embodies Thomas. Smart yet simple, confident yet slightly naÃ¯ve, Campbell's tone is everything that Thomas was setting out on her new adventure. When Thomas longs for her old stomping grounds while attempting to reconcile her love of the French capital, Campbell manages to balance distant longing with absolute infatuation with only minor shifts in tone. A Sourcebooks paperback. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Part love letter to Paris, part love letter to New York, and total devotion to all things sweet, Paris, My Sweet is a personal and moveable feast that's a treasure map for anyone who loves fresh cupcakes and fine chocolate, New York and Paris, and life in general.
About the Author
Amy Thomas is a writer based in Paris and New York. In addition to working as a copywriter in advertising, she writes about food, travel, design, and fashion for various publications such as the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Town and Country, and Every Day with Rachael Ray.
Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as a prestigious Odyssey Award, and she has been awarded more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by AudioFile for 2009 and 2010.
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