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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,000 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eloisa James Narrator: Eloisa James Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A Memoir chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow or cars to park, Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life—discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen’s sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another. She copes with her Italian husband’s notions of quality time; her two hilarious children, ages eleven and fifteen, as they navigate schools—not to mention puberty—in a foreign language; and her mother-in-law Marina’s raised eyebrow in the kitchen (even as Marina overfeeds Milo, the family dog). 
Paris in Love invites the reader into the life of a most enchanting family, framed by la ville de l’amour.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Edina | 1/30/2014

    " Food related facebook statuses...set in France. Overall, fairly interesting to imagine the wonders of a faraway often romantically portrayed country but lacking any real story or focus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda | 1/25/2014

    " Like a glass of champagne this lovely and wonderful book filled me with happiness (and envy-who wouldn't want to live in Paris for a year). I enjoyed everything about this book - it was a quick read, it was quirky and funny, it made me want to jump on a plane and go to Paris, and I loved learning so much about Paris. Definitely one I shall read again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pauline | 1/22/2014

    " Paris in Love will be enjoyable reading for those, like me, who only dream of doing what James did--living in Paris. The book was perfect to pick up and read in small bites. Mostly a collection of Facebook posts, her funny, touching, and honest insights into daily life experiences in Paris could be read in a moment or savored for much longer. In her introduction, Eloisa James comments, "Those days were organized not around to-do lists and book deadlines but around walks in the park and visits to the fishmonger...I relaxed into a life free of both students and committee work; laziness ceased to be a frightening word. I never did learn how to live in the moment, but I did learn that moments could be wasted and the world would continue to spin on its axis. It was a glorious lesson." (And one many of us also need to learn.) Getting a glimpse into those moments made me smile and made me anxious to return to my favorite city where we can "waste moments" just strolling, watching people, and enjoying the experience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bobbi | 1/21/2014

    " Yet another memoir of a family moving to Paris and adjusting to the quirks and joys of living in the City of Light. What can I say? I enjoyed it, but of course, it is about the most beautiful city in the world. I experienced Paris envy, as I would love to live there. So I enjoyed the boulangerie and the patisserrie through the eyes of another. Il me manque. "

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