Book: The Sweet Life In Paris by David Lebovitz
Pages: 304 (Hardcover)
What Did I Think? The Sweet Life In Paris is a mix of recipes and stories of his life in Paris. I really liked how he told his stories- they were really conversational, and were not only funny, but pretty honest too. There are all kinds of helpful hints, about how to act, and about the different ways to order coffee. That was one of the more memorable chapters, the one where he talks about trying to find a good cup of coffee.
He does seem to spend more time complaining about the French then complimenting them, and it makes you wonder why he still lives there. Still, it seems like he’s (kind of) adjusting, and at least somewhat enjoys living there. But maybe I want to believe he likes living there.
It was a pretty fast read, especially if you ignore all the recipes in the book. There’s at least 2 or 3 recipes at the end of each chapter, some of which looked pretty good. It really reads like a blog, but in the form of a book.
Also included is a list of places to buy French foodstuffs in the U.S., as well as a list of his favorite restaraunts. Since this was written a couple years ago, I’m assuming that the info for the restaraunts is up-to-date, but since you can never be too sure, be sure to check online if you’re interested.
Rating: 3 out of 5. Interesting, entertaing, and amusing. I’ve never been to Paris, but if I had, I’m assuming this would have been a lot funnier.