Paris in Mind

Paris In Mind CoverParis in Mind: Three Centuries of Americans Writing About Paris, edited with an introduction by Jennifer Lee, received superb reviews in many of America’s most prestigious publications. It features a wide range of notable Americans writing about the City of Light, with sections devoted to love and seduction, cooking and gastronomy, how to be “civilized,” and that timely topic, the love-hate relationship between Americans and the French. John Leonard in Harper’s Magazine praised it as “an engaging anthology,” while Newsday’s Hillary Frey called it “impressive in its scope… There are real gems here.” MSNBC’s Fall travel books preview urged readers to “Pick up this slim paperback to read on the plane on your way to de Gaulle.” Frank Prial in the New York Times imagined Josephine Baker singing ‘I have two loves, My own country and Paris‘ as “the musical theme for this attractive book,” and Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post called Paris in Mind “Terrific in just about every respect.” (Vintage Books/Random House)