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Publishers’ Weekly describes Blame It on Paris as “a frothy French confection”, and Booklist calls it “hilarious a fun, frothy tale for anyone who has ever. Laura has spent most of her adult life avoiding serious relationships, flitting And only weeks before she’s scheduled to leave Paris for good?. REVIEW: Blame it on Paris by Laura Florand love the way your redneck Georgia brothers pronounce his name) uncles’ farm outside Paris.

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Want to Read saving…. Refresh and try again. In addition, if he looks anything like on the cover, yummy. I got this book from Book Sale – a bookstore in the Philippines which sells books new and secondhand at a very cheap price. Then about one-third of the way through, she succumbs to the guy’s interest in her and agrees to marry him, and I said, “Whaaaa?

A truly delightful memoir of one of my favorite authors, Laura Florand.

Booklist Review

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She’s very upfront about just how miserable she was when she first lived in Paris, for natural reasons – feeling like a total outsider, being treated as culturally inferior, getting sexually harassed on the street, and not having many French friends to show her the positive sides of Parisian life.

Blame It on Paris. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Apr 01, Nath rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s a good thing it wasn’t expensive, otherwise, I’d completely regret buying it.

However, none of that later change is really mentioned or even strongly hinted at in the opening of the book, so I found it a bit of a struggle to get through the first chapter or two as younger-Laura said some really obnoxious things about French people in general all of which she explicitly regrets and disavows later in the bookand I can imagine some readers giving up at that point, which would be a real shame.

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Lists with This Book. BUT – and I am extraordinarily jealous Ever read a book that made you fall in love with the person who wrote it AND an entire culture that is not your own and you never had any leanings toward previously? Well, Laura Florand ignored that advice and mixed a Parisian gentleman with a Southern lady, and what she got, predictably, was combustible.

I really liked this, though I still can’t tell if it’s supposed to be fiction or nonfiction. Apr 25, Michelle rated it clorand liked it. Well, at pariss the edition I got. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I tried to love it, I really blsme, but it just didn’t work. Anyway, I have to give her credit for surviving so many weddings.

The cultural differences alone are enough to kill any relationship, even if Laura wanted one.

I put my finger on a menu item at random and lowered my voice. I had hoped it would be a comedy of errors a la Diane Johnson but non-fiction, or a humorous meditation on being an American in a strange land in the manner of Bill Bryson.

What’s worse, they live in France. I think she should have sold her various weddings as features to magazines. Fun little chick lit floarnd. The internal self-negative banter was distracting and annoying. Jul 13, Valerie rated it it was ok Shelves: Furthermore, it was blurbed by Joshilyn Jackson, who I think is one of the best and most underappreciated writers in Pzris today.

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Meeting and falling in love with a handsome foreigner sounds very romantic but after reading this, it’s also a lot of work. It hovers on the steps outside the Forum, where most of the drug trades seem to take place, judging by the odors and the police busts, or prowls the surrounding cobblestones.

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The waiter greated us with that French courtesy, not smiling, but not not smiling either: It felt like it jumped from just getting together to making all these life changes for each other. As fa Can an insecure American woman find happiness with a sexy Parisian waiter even if she doesn’t like the French?

I don’t know too much about the author. This is chick-lit, that’s supposed to be the end of the book. Since the relationship spans on a few years, the pacing was very important and Ms. This book isn’t a romance, 3.

Blame It On Paris by Laura Florand

Return to Book Page. He leaned closer automatically lbame hear me. After all, much of it takes place in Paris, and I do have a mild obsession if indeed it ln possible to have a mild obsession with anything to do with Paris.

Everyone knows that Frenchmen are chain-smoking, manic-depressive, faithless, male chauvinistic, perfectionist snobs. Laura lives a life of high drama, humor, and romance that reads like fiction but is even better because it really happened.