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3.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 5 3.39 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Thomas Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781452677866
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Like a tasty Parisian bonbon, this book is filled with sweet surprises. David Lebovitz, author of The Sweet Life in Paris

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 2/12/2014

    " Lots of good descriptions and tips on sweets--where to eat--what to eat--yum. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 2/9/2014

    " By the time I get to Paris or New York the partisseries that Amy Thomas described will be long gone. But as a fellow chocolate addict I did appreciate her descriptions and her pleasure. I feel that the book should have included more stories about her trying to fit in in Paris, and I felt ripped off by what seemed like a sudden ending. I thought I had 10 pages of story left and it turned out they were all appendices. Enjoyable but not enough to read a second time. Different if I was going to go to either city though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hope | 2/7/2014

    " This is a sweet little memoir. Nothing dramatic or non-fiction thriller-ish happens to blogger and copywriter Amy Thomas when she gets a job writing copy in Paris, but she does get to indulge in her favorite hobby: sweets! Thomas is the writer of a dessert-review blog called Sweet Freak, so the book is heavy on luscious descriptions of food and could be used as a guide to Paris confectionaries, like Laduree. A really fun, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 1/30/2014

    " This was an okay book but not as good as some of the similar non-fiction books I have read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly Roberson | 1/22/2014

    " Poorly written, poorly edited, poorly conceived. It's like a bad version of Sex and the City, if there ever was such a thing. She managed to take a city that I love and make me loathe reading about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy Crompton | 1/16/2014

    " After a "best Macaron in Paris" hunt by myself and my daughter and a friend we laughed that a book could be written about it. Funny, this book does just that. Tells the story of a girl in Paris looking for the best Sweet treats. Was a fun, quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 12/31/2013

    " Cute little memoir of sorts. A little cheesy at times but I happily endured for the shared love of beautiful Paris. And now I have the longest list ever of delicious places and things to eat whenever I get to go back! Miam. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Echo | 11/26/2013

    " This author had similar experience as I had when I had just moved to NYC. It was exciting, eye opening experience with food, but also that loneliness. Reading her book is a comfort. It also creates the desire to go to Paris again or to live there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/15/2013

    " a very charming book about a life changing journey in Paris. would recommend this to any foodies and Francophiles out there. the way she described the desserts are just delish! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Xenia | 11/10/2013

    " I found this book to be a very easy read. I also found it delightful. I love travel essays. I enjoyed reading about the sweets the author ate and all the lists of patisseries in Paris and bakeries in New York City. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 9/30/2013

    " Lovely little book about Paris & sweets. How can it be bad?? :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 8/28/2013

    " light hearted, easy read with heavy focus on the food...plan on wanting a chocolat croissant or two! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 8/14/2013

    " The dessert descriptions and restaurant details (both for Paris and NY) were amazing, but this book fell flat for me. In particular, the ending was extremely anti-climatic. Bringing Up Bebe and Paris In Love were much better Paris themed memoirs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 7/3/2013

    " Read my full review HERE "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 6/10/2013

    " A fairly easy, enjoyable read. It definitely made me want to have dessert and be a more adventurous eater. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lina Suarez | 5/30/2013

    " What did I think? I think I need a chocolate cupcake, right now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Brennen-leigh | 8/18/2012

    " OK, this person lived my dream!! Two years living and working in Paris!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela Hansen | 7/8/2012

    " It was fun to read this book. I love Paris and sweet treats so it was especially fun to read. "

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About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.