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Paris to the Moon

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Adam Gopnik

Narrated By: Adam Gopnik

Date: January 2001

Duration: 4 hours 49 minutes

Summary:

Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafes, breathtaking facades 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 York City for the urbane glamour of the City of Light. For Gopnik this was above all a personal pilgrimage to the undisputed capital of everything cultural and beautiful. So, in the grand tradition of the American abroad, Gopnik walked the paths of the Tuileries, enjoyed philosophical discussions at his local bistro, and wrote as violet twilight fell on the arrondissements.Yet, at the end of the day, there was still the matter of raising a child and carrying on with the day-to-day, not-so-fabled life. As Gopnik describes, the dual processes of navigating a foreign city and becoming a parent are not completely dissimilar journeys-both hold new routines, new languages, a new set of rules by which everyday life is lived. Weaving the magical with the mundane, he offers a wholly delightful, often hilarious look at what it was to be an American family man in Paris at the end of the twentieth century.

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  • Tracy A.

    I wanted to like this book more, the idea held promise, but I struggled with the author's prose (dense) and the overall disconnectedness of the book. So many local places "dropped" that unless you were a native Parisian, it was impossible to follow and somewhat useless information to the reader. That being said, his reading of it got me through it, great inflection.

  • Cheryl S.

    This book was Snippets of what it's like to live in Paris and France. Not really a story but interesting.

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