Some more ideas for books about Paris. Why Paris? Why not?! I love Paris and I don’t speak French. But I found the people of Paris to be so hospitable and gracious that I find I want to return there. And so I do, in books:
The Flaneur by Edmund White is a brief history and travelogue of the city by someone who lived there for twenty years. A gem of a little book.
Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik tells about his adventures of moving there with his family, while on assignment for the New Yorker.
Me Talk Pretty One Day is David Sedaris’ collection of stories about his life there. If you’ve never read any of his works, THIS book will give you a sense of his twisted genius. (Okay, technically NOT Paris, but still worth it!)
Vive La Paris by Esmé Raji Codell is not about Paris NOR France but a fun book for young adult readers about what it’s like to be a big sister to a pesky younger brother. It’ll get you to chuckling and grinning. I like books that make me grin.