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Paris was practically perfect—although for Craig Carlson one thing was still missing: the good ol’ American breakfast he loved so much.

Craig was the last person anyone would have expected to open an American diner in Paris. He came from humble beginnings in a working-class town in Connecticut, had never worked in a restaurant, and didn’t know anything about starting a brand-new business. But from his first visit to Paris, Craig knew he had found the city of his dreams.

Pancakes in Paris is the story of Craig tackling the impossible—from raising the money to fund his dream to tracking down international suppliers for “exotic” American ingredients, and even finding love along the way. His diner, Breakfast in America, is now a renowned tourist destination, and the story of how it came to be is just as delicious and satisfying as the classic breakfast that tops its menu.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “His adventures are full of interesting characters, delicious food, and charming sites.”


  • “Carlson does an admirable job of recounting his rocky childhood, the numerous strange connections to France during his early life, and what these events ultimately revealed to him about his life…Carlson’s narrative is an inspirational, tasty trip through one man’s delightful and hard-won success.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “With Carlson recounting hurdles from amusing to serious, this memoir makes for a delicious read.”


  • “With nonstop enthusiasm, the author details the many obstacles he faced to make his dream a reality…A light, entertaining.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “I loved reading this book. Craig Carlson tells his story with an openness and an ironic sense of humor. Pancakes in Paris is a great success story and will inspire readers to never stop trying to achieve their goals.”

    Roger S. Christiansen, television director of Friends and Hannah Montana

  • “Craig’s book is cheerful as his diners and as satisfying as his pancake breakfasts.”

    Stephen Clarke, author of A Year in the Merde and Paris Revealed

  • “A hearty and delicious serving of adventures about starting the first American breakfast joint in Paris.”

    Jennifer Coburn, author of We’ll Always Have Paris

  • “Anyone who fantasizes about selling everything and moving to France should read this refreshingly honest memoir about what it really takes to operate a successful business in Paris. The real takeaway is how Craig’s love for his adopted city and its people is stronger than ever despite—or perhaps because of—the Kafkaesque ordeal he went through to make his dreams come true here.”

    Heather Stimmler-Hall, founder and editor of the Secrets of Paris newsletter and website

  • A September 2016 Indie Next List Pick
  • A Bustle Pick for September 2016
  • A New York Times Bestseller
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