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AUTHOR: Adam Gopnik

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As Gopnik describes in this funny and tender book, the dual processes of navigating a foreign city and becoming a parent are not completely dissimilar journeys--both hold new routines, new languages, a new set of rules by which everyday life is lived. With singular wit and insight, Gopnik weaves the magical with the mundane in a wholly delightful, often hilarious look at what it was to be an American family man in Paris at the end of the twentieth century.

Characters: 52. Amazon rating: 4 stars. Genre: Non-Fiction/Memoir.

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Paris To The Moon

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      Pantheon, Paris.
      Gare du Nord. Paris train station.
      MovieThe Red Balloon trailer.
      The Palais Royale.
      1971 Citroen Station Wagon.
      Jacqueline Bisset.
      MovieDominique Sanda movie trailer.
      Hotel Welcome on Boulevard St. Germain.
      ListenTo Charles Trenet sing La Mer.
      ListenThe Umbrellas of Cherbourg music.
      James Thurber books.
      Brasserie Lipp.
      MapLe Soufflé Restaurant.
      16 rue du Pre-aux-Cleres, Paris.
      TGV Train.
      Luxembourg Gardens, Paris.
      L'Oiseu de Paradis toy store, Paris.
      Deyrolle - Paris taxidermist.
      Cirque d'Hiver - winter circus.
      La Vieille France pastry shop.
      Aubade lingerie.
      BHV Department Store.
      Alaia designer clothes.
      Printemps Department Store.
      Cité de la Musique.
      Musée du Luxembourg.
      College de France, Paris.
      Café de Flore.
      Luxembourg Garden Carousel.
      Musée d'Orsay.
      Jeu de Paume Museum.
      MapOf Bordeaux.
      Palais de Justice, Bordeaux, France.
      Le Grand Hotel, Paris.
      Valentino Fashion Designer on Wikipedia.
      Hotel Intercontinental Ballroom.
      Ungaro Clothes Designer.
      Place du Trocadéro - flat section for skateboarding.
      Honor Fraser - a female model.
      Carrousel du Louvre.
      Karen Mulder model.
      Arpége Restaurant.
      Brasserie Balzar.
      Laperouse Restaurant.
      Lucas Carton Restaurant.
Grand Véfour Restaurant."The most beautiful restaurant in the world". Famous diners include: Jean Cocteau, Marcel Pagnol, Jean-Paul Sarte and Simone de Beauvoir.

      Tournesol Restaurant.
      ListenTo La Ronde - the Organ Grinder Song.
      Le Repaire de Bacchus wine shop.
      Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.
      Jardin des Plantes.
      Rungis Wholesale Market, Paris.
      Guignols puppets.
      Ladureé Restaurant on rue Royale.
      Relais Beaujolais Restaurant, Paris.
      Ritz Hotel, Paris.

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