Inspired by Paris: Why Borrowing from the French Is Better Than Being French by Jordan Phillips
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Inspired by Paris: Why Borrowing from the French is Better Than Being French by New York City author Jordan Phillips is a light look at the French lifestyle. The author appears to split her time between New York and Paris and just happens to love all things French. This is a humorous look at the perceived French mystique- and goes on to unearth the actuality of being French. She explains the difference between the perception of France, one that is sophisticated and quaint with small bistros and romantic marriage proposals along the Seine, to the real France, where many have a sullied attitude, one that is mired in negativity and disdain. An interesting take on the distinctions between reality and fact when it comes to France. Written in light prose, this is an easy read and a pleasant diversion.
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