Paris I Love You but You re Bringing Me Down

A hilarious and refreshingly honest look at one of our most beloved cities, Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down is the story of a young man whose preconceptions are usurped by the oddities of a vigorous, nervy metropolis—which ...

Author: Rosecrans Baldwin

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429942737

Category: Travel

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A self-described Francophile from when he was little, Rosecrans Baldwin always dreamed of living in Paris—drinking le café, eating les croissants, walking in les jardins—so when an opportunity presented itself to work for an advertising agency in Paris, he couldn't turn it down. Despite the fact that he had no experience in advertising. And despite the fact that he barely spoke French. After an unimaginable amount of red tape and bureaucracy, Rosecrans and his wife packed up their Brooklyn apartment and left the Big Apple for the City of Light. But when they arrived, things were not eactly what Rosecrans remembered from a family vacation when he was nine years old. Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down is a nimble comic account of observing the French capital from the inside out. It is an exploration of the Paris of Sarkozy, text-message romances, smoking bans, and a McDonald's beneath the Louvre—the story of an American who arrives loving Paris all out of proportion, but finds life there to be completely unlike what he expected. Over eighteen months, Rosecrans must rely on his dogged American optimism to get him through some very unromantic situations—at work (writing booklets on how to breast-feed, raise, and nurture children), at home (trying to finish writing his first novel in an apartment surrounded on all sides by construction workers), and at every confusing French dinner party in between. An offbeat update to the expat canon, Paris, I Love You is a book about a young man finding his preconceptions replaced by the oddities of a vigorous, nervy city—which is just what he needs to fall in love with Paris for the second time.
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Amazing Place

ROSECRANS BALDWIN is the author of Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down and You Lost Me There. He frequently reviews books on NPR and has taught ...

Author: Marianne Gingher

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469622408

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Some of us understand place in terms of family and community, landscape, or even the weather. For others, the idea of place becomes more distinct and particular: the sound of someone humming while washing dishes, the musical cadence of a mountain accent, the smell of a tobacco field under the hot Piedmont sun. Some of North Carolina's finest writers ruminate on the meaning of place in this collection of twenty-one original essays, untangling North Carolina's influence on their work, exploring how the idea of place resonates with North Carolinians, and illuminating why the state itself plays such a significant role in its own literature. Authors from every region of North Carolina are represented, from the Appalachians and the Piedmont to the Outer Banks and places in between. Amazing Place showcases a mix of familiar favorites and newer voices, expressing in their own words how North Carolina shapes the literature of its people. Contributors include Rosecrans Baldwin, Will Blythe, Belle Boggs, Fred Chappell, Jan DeBlieu, Pamela Duncan, Clyde Edgerton, Ben Fountain, Marianne Gingher, Judy Goldman, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Randall Kenan, Jill McCorkle, Michael McFee, Lydia Millet, Robert Morgan, Jenny Offill, Michael Parker, Bland Simpson, Lee Smith, Wells Tower, and Monique Truong.
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Significant Objects

[It. 79] Dan Chaon is the author of You Remind Me of Me, Await Your Reply, ... Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ...

Author: Joshua Glenn

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781606995259

Category: Fiction

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100 EXTRAORDINARY STORIES ABOUT ORDINARY THINGS SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS: A Literary and Economic Experiment Can a great story transform a worthless trinket into a significant object? The Significant Objects project set out to answer that question once and for all, by recruiting a highly impressive crew of creative writers to invent stories about an unimpressive menagerie of items rescued from thrift stores and yard sales. That secondhand flotsam definitely becomes more valuable: sold on eBay, objects originally picked up for a buck or so sold for thousands of dollars in total — making the project a sensation in the literary blogosphere along the way. But something else happened, too: The stories created were astonishing, a cavalcade of surprising responses to the challenge of manufacturing significance. Who would have believed that random junk could inspire so much imagination? The founders of the Significant Objects project, that’s who. This book collects 100 of the finest tales from this unprecedented creative experiment; you’ll never look at a thrift-store curiosity the same way again. FEATURING ORIGINAL STORIES BY: Chris Adrian • Rob Agredo • Kurt Andersen • Rachel Axler • Rob Baedeker • Nicholson Baker • Rosecrans Baldwin • Matthew Battles • Charles Baxter • Kate Bernheimer • Susanna Breslin • Kevin Brockmeier • Matt Brown • Blake Butler • Meg Cabot • Tim Carvell • Patrick Cates • Dan Chaon • Susanna Daniel • Adam Davies • Kathryn Davis • Matthew De Abaitua • Stacey • D'Erasmo • Helen DeWitt • Doug Dorst • Mark Doty • Ben Ehrenreich • Mark Frauenfelder • Amy Fusselman • William Gibson • Myla Goldberg • Ben Greenman • Jason Grote • Jim Hanas • Jennifer Michael Hecht • Sheila Heti • Christine Hill • Dara Horn • Shelley Jackson • Heidi Julavits • Ben Katchor • Matt Klam • Wayne Koestenbaum • Josh Kramer • Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer • Neil LaBute • Victor LaValle • J. Robert Lennon • Jonathan Lethem • Todd Levin • Laura Lippman • Mimi Lipson • Robert Lopez • Joe Lyons • Sarah Manguso • Merrill Markoe • Tom McCarthy • Miranda Mellis • Lydia Millet • Maud Newton • Annie Nocenti • Stephen O’Connor • Stewart O’Nan • Jenny Offill • Gary Panter • Ed Park • James Parker • Benjamin Percy • Mark Jude Poirier • Padgett Powell • Bob Powers • Todd Pruzan • Dan Reines • Nathaniel Rich • Peter Rock • Lucinda Rosenfeld • Greg Rowland • Luc Sante • R.K. Scher • Toni Schlesinger • Matthew Sharpe • Jim Shepard • David Shields • Marisa Silver • Curtis Sittenfeld • Bruce Sterling • Scarlett Thomas • Jeff Turrentine • Deb Olin Unferth • Tom Vanderbilt • Matthew J. Wells • Joe Wenderoth • Margaret Wertheim • Colleen Werthmann • Colson Whitehead • Carl Wilson • Cintra Wilson • Sari Wilson • Douglas Wolk • John Wray
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Paris Is Always a Good Idea

He cupped my chin, bringing my gaze up to his. “Chelsea, you're trying so hard to be who you were before your mother died," he said. “But you can't be her.

Author: Jenn McKinlay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593101360

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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One of Popsugar’s Best New Books for Summer 2020 A thirty-year-old woman retraces her gap year through Ireland, France, and Italy to find love—and herself—in this hilarious and heartfelt novel. It's been seven years since Chelsea Martin embarked on her yearlong postcollege European adventure. Since then, she's lost her mother to cancer and watched her sister marry twice, while Chelsea's thrown herself into work, becoming one of the most talented fundraisers for the American Cancer Coalition, and with the exception of one annoyingly competent coworker, Jason Knightley, her status as most successful moneymaker is unquestioned. When her introverted mathematician father announces he's getting remarried, Chelsea is forced to acknowledge that her life stopped after her mother died and that the last time she can remember being happy, in love, or enjoying her life was on her year abroad. Inspired to retrace her steps—to find Colin in Ireland, Jean Claude in France, and Marcelino in Italy—Chelsea hopes that one of these three men who stole her heart so many years ago can help her find it again. From the start of her journey nothing goes as planned, but as Chelsea reconnects with her old self, she also finds love in the very last place she expected.
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The Three Cities Trilogy Paris Complete

Since I have seen you suffering, however, I have realised that I was mistaken. ... that in bringing your brother here you wished to know if Marie loved you ...

Author: Эмиль Золя

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785040876518

Category: Fiction

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Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory

And your mother said, “If we were in Paris, I would be speaking to the waiters in ... And your father said, “I think you're bringing some assumptions to the ...

Author: Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781524732028

Category: Fiction

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From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe. “Complex, daring, emotional, and unique, with notes of melancholic brilliance and an aftertaste of subtle elation: it is hard to describe the writing of Raphael Bob-Waksberg without sounding like Frasier discussing wine.” —B. J. Novak, author of One More Thing Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s stories will make you laugh, weep, and shiver in uncomfortably delicious recognition. In “A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion,” a young couple engaged to be married is forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices for their wedding. “Missed Connection—m4w” is the tragicomic tale of a pair of lonely commuters eternally failing to make that longed-for contact. And in “More of the You That You Already Are,” a struggling employee at a theme park of dead presidents finds that love can’t be genetically modified. Equally at home with the surreal and the painfully relatable (and both at once), Bob-Waksberg delivers a killer combination of humor, romance, whimsy, cultural commentary, and crushing emotional vulnerability.
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The Mysteries of Paris

“ Throw away that lump of dog's - meat you have got in your hand ; we have got a regular ... but , lord love you , he is too much of a simpleton for that !

Author: Eugène Sue

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044058251836

Category: Paris (France)

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Christian Examiner

I should think of her with pleasure in any of these cities ; but Paris , you see ... If your mother were at Paris , they would always be bringing me stories ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015022641438

Category: Theology

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The Christian Examiner

I should think of her with pleasure in any of these cities ; but Paris , you see ... “ • If your mother were at Paris , they would always be bringing me ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH3TIZ

Category: Liberalism (Religion)

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Research Keys to the American Renaissance

I should think of her with pleasure in any of these cities ; but Paris , you ... “ If your mother were at Paris , they would always be bringing me stories ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112110563852

Category: American periodicals

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Your John

cross—I was beside myself, beloved—I'm glad now that you were not handy to beat, for indeed I do think that I should have struck you. But try to be good ...

Author: Joanne Glasgow

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814731253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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White Cargo is the forgotten story of the thousands of Britons who lived and died in bondage in Britain’s American colonies. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, more than 300,000 white people were shipped to America as slaves. Urchins were swept up from London’s streets to labor in the tobacco fields, where life expectancy was no more than two years. Brothels were raided to provide “breeders” for Virginia. Hopeful migrants were duped into signing as indentured servants, unaware they would become personal property who could be bought, sold, and even gambled away. Transported convicts were paraded for sale like livestock. Drawing on letters crying for help, diaries, and court and government archives, Don Jordan and Michael Walsh demonstrate that the brutalities usually associated with black slavery alone were perpetrated on whites throughout British rule. The trade ended with American independence, but the British still tried to sell convicts in their former colonies, which prompted one of the most audacious plots in Anglo-American history. This is a saga of exploration and cruelty spanning 170 years that has been submerged under the overwhelming memory of black slavery. White Cargo brings the brutal, uncomfortable story to the surface.
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Eliane

... And of course I reckon on your bringing Blanche with you . ' Mamma said she would , and we drove on ; then she kissed me , and said , “ My love , you ...

Author: Madame Craven

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ISBN: UVA:X030741769

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The Church of England Magazine

love you . also you shall be healed . Your soul shall be de- I him scven other spirits more wicked than himself , livered from the death of sin ...

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Report and speeches at the [third] annual meeting of the Church Pastoral-aid Society, May 8, 1838.
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Eliane tr by lady G Fullerton

It is of all your gowns the one that becomes you most . ... and on that account all the mothers in Paris set their caps at him ; but till now he would not ...

Author: Pauline Marie A.A. Craven

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ISBN: OXFORD:600072622

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Women the Family and Freedom 1880 1950

As long as you've not changed that all your circulars will be met with shouts of ... but you forced upon me the danger and the suffering of bringing another ...

Author: Susan G. Bell

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804711739

Category: Social Science

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This is the second book in a two-part collection of 264 primary source documents from the Enlightenment to 1950 chronicling the public debate that raged in Europe and America over the role of women in Western society. The present volume looks at the period from 1880 to 1950. The central issues--motherhood, women's legal position in the family, equality of the sexes, the effect on social stability of women's education and labor--extended to women the struggle by men for personal and political liberty. These issues were political, economic, and religious dynamite. They exploded in debates of philosophers, political theorists, scientists, novelists, and religious and political leaders. This collection emphasizes the debate by juxtaposing prevailing and dissenting points of view at given historical moments (e.g. Madame de Staël vs. Rousseau, Eleanor Marx vs. Pope Leo XIII, Strindberg vs. Ibsen, Simone de Beauvoir vs. Margaret Mead). Each section is preceded by a contextual headnote pinpointing the documents significance. Many of the documents have been translated into English for the first time.
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Joseph the Second and His Court

But I tell you that I intend to tame my wild doe into a submissive woman ... You love me , for you have given me the proof of your - love by leaving ...

Author: Luise Mühlbach

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:0035531835

Category: Austria

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Saving Their Wolf Paris Harem 1

“I don't know anything about this mate stuff, but I know I love you, Catherine. ... passing Catherine in the kitchen on her way to bringing food to a table ...

Author: Tori Knightwood

Publisher: Knightwood Books

ISBN: 9781393761501

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

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A wolf shifter haunted by her past. Three men who only want her happiness. Will their fated love be enough to save her? Catherine Malraux has returned to her hometown of Paris after the mysterious death of her ex-boyfriend. She wants to forget the ordeal, as well as the growing shifter hatred she left behind. Her best-friend-turned-boyfriend is moving to Paris with her, and she can’t wait to see how their relationship develops. But fate has other ideas. When she meets two new sexy men—Martin, an elephant shifter, and Reid, a wolf shifter—the intense attraction has her reeling. After Catherine has refused lust and affection for so long, three hot men want to love her. Can Catherine accept that she deserves love before an enemy from the past takes her life?
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