Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy ThomasParis, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy Thomas

Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)

byAmy Thomas

Paperback | January 26, 2012

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From the New York cupcake wars to the perfect Parisian macaron, Thomas's passion is palpable, her sweet tooth, unstoppable.' - Elizabeth Bard, bestselling author of Lunch in Paris Forever a girl obsessed with all things French, sweet freak Amy Thomas landed a gig as rich as the purest dark chocolate: leave Manhattan for Paris to write ad copy for Louis Vuitton. Working on the Champs-elysees, strolling the charming streets, and exploring the best patisseries and boulangeries, Amy marveled at the magnificence of the City of Light. But does falling in love with one city mean turning your back on another? As much as Amy adored Paris, there was part of her that felt like a humble chocolate chip cookie in a sea of pristine macarons. PARIS, MY SWEET explores how the search for happiness can be as fleeting as a salted caramel souffle's rise, as intensely satisfying as molten chocolate cake, and about how the life you're meant to live doesn't always taste like the one you envisioned. Part love letter to Paris, part love letter to New York, and total devotion to all things sweet, PARIS, MY SWEET is a treasure map for anyone with a hunger for life. 'Like a tasty Parisian bonbon, this book is filled with sweet surprises.' - David Lebovitz, New York Times bestselling author of The Sweet Lifein Paris 'Amy Thomas seduces us in the same manner that Paris seduced her - one exquisite morsel at a time.' - Nichole Robertson, author of Paris in Color
Amy Thomas is a New York-based writer who, for two lucky years, got to call Paris home. In addition to working as a copywriter in advertising, she writes about food, travel, design, and fashion for various publications such as the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Town & Country, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. She is sligh...
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Title:Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.86 inPublished:January 26, 2012Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1402264119

ISBN - 13:9781402264115

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Delicious Read A fantastic, light-hearted read as decadent as the perfect chocolate truffle, this book includes locations of restaurants and cafes in both Paris and Manhattan. It will have you drooling and planning a pastry-inspired trip to France.
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paris my sweet Amy Thomas Love chocolate even more
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decadent The book created wonderful mental images of the typical French lifestyle with life in Europe, cafes and their divine pastries. Kind of like a Sex in the City meets Julie and Julia combination. If you like those, then this book is for you! Plus all the descriptive details of the decadent pastries really makes you crave them! Not always a good thing, but more of an inspiration to head to Paris in person.
Date published: 2013-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A mouth-watering journey to Paris! Amy Thomas' memoir Paris, My Sweet has the subtitle "A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)" and it doesn't disappoint. This book is filled with mouthwatering descriptions of decadence between its covers. Chronicling her journey to the City of Light, each chapter features one of many iconic treats from macarons to madeleines, baba au rhums to carrot cake. Thomas writes about her enviable luck at being temporarily transferred to Paris for work (on the Louis Vuitton account no less!) as she struggles with the very different lifestyle than her home in New York City. Her constant comfort was biking around the city and discovering all the decadent pastries that Paris was well known for. Thomas balances it out with a comparable list of equally treat-filled New York locations, one of which is Sweet Revenge (which I had the pleasure of enjoying while I was there during the holidays) Thomas discusses life in the LV advertising world while having to maneuver this new city with the language & personality barriers while deciding if her dream of living in Paris is all its cracked up to be. While the underlying story of her life as an expat in Paris drives the main "plot" of the memoir, it's the desserts that feature centre stage. Although, after so many pages and chapters of scrumptious descriptions, it starts to feel a bit repetitive. So many moments, I wish she had included photos to further illustrate these French delicacies, but her descriptive words would suffice for now. I'm honestly not even that big a fan of sweets, but reading this book got me hungry and craving some sugar! I don't know which I would prefer: having read this book before I went to Paris so I could have looked for these places, or afterwards because the locations have more relevance to me now. I loved the mentions of places & things I had gone to see and try, such as Angelina's famous chocolat chaud and the amazing French butter! (it's so much better than the ones we have in North America for some reason!) My love of this beautiful city was held up on the same pedestal that Thomas seemingly had done as well, and I found myself relating to her in some similar ways as she describes in her memoir. While I still love Paris, I can now also see past the stunning awe of it all and appreciate it for what it is.. a beautiful historic city full of art, love, life and food! Paris, My Sweet is a mouth-watering book of decadence that is perfect for lovers of sweet things or admirers of sweet things! This, and other reviews can be found on my blog at JustALilLost.com
Date published: 2012-04-26

Editorial Reviews

"Like a tasty Parisian bonbon, this book is filled with sweet surprises." - David Lebovitz, author of The Sweet Life in Paris