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Paris to the Moon
Paris to the Moon
Author: Adam Gopnik
Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk caf?s, breathtaking fa?ades around every corner--in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for as long as there have been Americans. — In 1995, Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New Y...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780679444923
ISBN-10: 0679444920
Publication Date: 10/17/2000
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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challada avatar reviewed Paris to the Moon on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Good writer, not a good story. Ramblings about his love of Paris as well as beginning a family.
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Helpful Score: 6
Gopnik wrote for The New Yorker, and this narrative of five years living in Paris with a small child is very much in The New Yorker style - which is to say, scattered among the punditries one finds some marvelous details. I still love Paris - and so does he.
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Helpful Score: 5
An American couple and their infant son leave the familiarty of New York City to live in the glamour of Paris. The story is revealing and often humorous as they learn to manage in a foreign city with a new language, new customs and adjust to being new parents. Gives the reader an insight into the daily life of Americans in Paris.
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Helpful Score: 4
Wealthy American Yuppie's view of Paris, with the usual wealthy American Yuppie's angst about Americans' gaucheness.
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Helpful Score: 3
I found this book rambles on a bit too much for my taste. At the end of the day, I couldn't finish it. I have lived abroad and traveled to Paris twice, so I was expecting interesting insights into Expat life. I had heard wonderful things about this book, but found it to be disappointing.
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Paris to the Moon let me be an armchair tourist to the City of Love where I spent a winter holiday a few years back with my boyfriend, now husband. Gopnik's memoir let me reminisce about and gave me new perspectives to places we did and did not visit. Gopnik's insight into the character of the city and his witty comparisons of modern French and America cultures on a both a global and personal level, provided me with a very enjoyable read. I appreciate how he brings to light misunderstandings the two cultures have of each other. I could hardly put it down.

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