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A waste of paper I thought this would be a food memoir, but it s a early mid life crisis book with excessive name dropping and very little self analysis And not a single recipe A 35 y.o woman gets to work for Louis Vuitton in Paris and then talks about all the chocolate she eats there while struggling with fertility and eating lots of food and buying luxury items, while still pretending she s 25 Here s a hint, Amy, all the expensive things you buy will seem a waste once your kid smears pea A waste of paper I thought this would be a food memoir, but it s a early mid life crisis book with excessive name dropping and very little self analysis And not a single recipe A 35 y.o woman gets to work for Louis Vuitton in Paris and then talks about all the chocolate she eats there while struggling with fertility and eating lots of food and buying luxury items, while still pretending she s 25 Here s a hint, Amy, all the expensive things you buy will seem a waste once your kid smears peanut butter on them And you are able to blow your money on It items because you have no kids, or a mortgage, or a car But you got a book out of it Terrible as a food memoir, terrible as a personal growth memoir, terrible as a cookbook, acceptable as a Paris guide book to chocolate Paris My Sweet is Amy Thomas s memoir of her moving to Paris for a job Although, it was not just for any job Amy was offered a job working for famed designer, Louis Vuitton She wrote ad copies Thus the journey begins for Ms Thomas I could tell from this book just how much Ms Thomas really loved obsessed over all things sweet If I had to name a place to visit to indulge your sweet tooth, than Paris would instantly come to my mind I am jealous of Ms Thomas getting to call Paris her hom Paris My Sweet is Amy Thomas s memoir of her moving to Paris for a job Although, it was not just for any job Amy was offered a job working for famed designer, Louis Vuitton She wrote ad copies Thus the journey begins for Ms Thomas I could tell from this book just how much Ms Thomas really loved obsessed over all things sweet If I had to name a place to visit to indulge your sweet tooth, than Paris would instantly come to my mind I am jealous of Ms Thomas getting to call Paris her home and try out all some of the best pastries, cheeses and breads Ms Thomas did a nice job of describing in detail, all the wonderful foods she sampled As I was reading this book, my mouth was watering While, I did enjoy reading about Ms Thomas s experience in Paris and learning about the different sweets, I also grew tried after a while It was like Ms Thomas was repeating herself with every chapter, just that the food item being featured was different I found myself skimming over the chapters and than finally flash forwarding towards the end of the book Highlights of this book are the More Sweet Spots on the Map These were usually inserted at the end of each chapter Ms Thomas would than explain a shop, ingredient or something else I did learn lots from these little features Finally I have to agree that the Macaroons you can pick up in the grocery stores are fakes They are not the real deal If you were to ever try a real one, than you would love them @FREE Ç Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) ó Part love letter to New York, part love letter to Paris, and total devotion to all things sweetParis, My Sweet is a personal and moveable feast that s a treasure map for anyone who loves fresh cupcakes and fine chocolate, New York and Paris, and life in general It s about how the search for happiness can be as fleeting as a sliver of cheesecake and about how the life you re meant to live doesn t always taste like the one you envisioned Organized into a baker s dozen of delicacies and the adventures they inspired that will tempt readers appetites, Paris, My Sweet is something to savor Interested inof my reviews Visit my blog sigh Paris And pastries What could be betterI guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you You search for answers You wonder what it all means You stumble, and you soar And, if you re lucky, you make it to Paris for a while Here s what happened when I did On top of tales of wonderful sweets, the author shares her own personal story about finding her way in a foreign place, gaining a new perspective on life Interested inof my reviews Visit my blog sigh Paris And pastries What could be betterI guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you You search for answers You wonder what it all means You stumble, and you soar And, if you re lucky, you make it to Paris for a while Here s what happened when I did On top of tales of wonderful sweets, the author shares her own personal story about finding her way in a foreign place, gaining a new perspective on life and simply learning to be thankful for what life dishes out to you It was quite a delightful surprise that I enjoyed immensely am so glad that I requested this book Despite my attempts to read this only on a full stomach, I still ended up with one serious sweet tooth by the end of this book or even by the end of each chapter or page The author describes in extreme detail the sweets she eats, and makes each and every one of them sound positively heavenlyher signature pretzel covered, sea salted caramel that had crackly, salty pretzel bits coating the 66 percent cocoa shell and creamy caramel center Oh my gosh Who makes these and how can I buy some of these goodies Apparently her name is Rachel Zoe Insler, owner of Bespoke Chocolates I was drooling so heavily over the descriptions I went so far as to try and find her online only to find that her business had actually closed earlier this year I was one seriously sad puppy If I had simply kept reading I would have realized the author spoke of the business closure at the end of the chapter haha At the end of each chapter, she also tells where to find some of the best cupcakes, macarons, truffles, etc in New York and Paris Definitely made me want to take note and write downthan a few for when I eventually make it to each city.I found myself using Google Translate often and searching for Frenchie terms that I had no idea the meaning V lib is a bicycle sharing system, fish are sold at poissoneries, and there are twenty arrondissements or districts of Paris I think normally this would have irritated me having to stop every few minutes to figure out what exactly I m reading, but being that I personally have a crush on anything Paris and cannot wait to go there personally someday, having to search for unknown items and words was actually quite a fun experience for me I also quite enjoyed taking a look at the author s two blogs Sweet Freak and God, I love Paris If she didn t do a good enough job in her book describing all the delicious goodies, the pictures she posts on both blogs are bound to get you Sure makes this gluten free girl quite sad but has me definitely contemplating getting off my butt and at least trying to find and modify recipes for goodies that I can eat too Inspiration D I am such a sucker for books about Paris or France and I definitely have a sweet tooth, so I thought I would love this book But while I enjoyed it, I wasn t caught up in a Parisian swirl of ecstasy over it.I could relate to the author s sense of displacement when she was in Paris, she ached for New York, when she was in NY, she yearned for Paris and enjoyed some of her descriptions of sweet treats and their locales But this was where it fell down for me it was a literary sugar overload I I am such a sucker for books about Paris or France and I definitely have a sweet tooth, so I thought I would love this book But while I enjoyed it, I wasn t caught up in a Parisian swirl of ecstasy over it.I could relate to the author s sense of displacement when she was in Paris, she ached for New York, when she was in NY, she yearned for Paris and enjoyed some of her descriptions of sweet treats and their locales But this was where it fell down for me it was a literary sugar overload I felt like I was putting on 2 or 3 kilos just reading it And after a while, it all became a bit pass.It was almost as much about NY cafes and patisseries and bakeries and cupcakeries etc as it was about those in Paris For people living in or travelling to either NY or Paris, it would be great to look up which of these places are still around But much as I have a sweet tooth, I don t think I would be trying all of these different places if I went to either city one or two would probably be enough WARNING do not read this without some chocolate, croissants or cookies close to hand Oh my goodness Every page is filled with descriptions of the most delectable, divine sounding viennoiseries, chocolats et g teaux view spoiler Pastries, chocolates and cakes hide spoiler that can possibly be imagined As if I didn t want to go to France enough already There are a few negatives Being a memoir, the plot line isn t super exciting or even existent, really This is someone s life, and the WARNING do not read this without some chocolate, croissants or cookies close to hand Oh my goodness Every page is filled with descriptions of the most delectable, divine sounding viennoiseries, chocolats et g teaux view spoiler Pastries, chocolates and cakes hide spoiler that can possibly be imagined As if I didn t want to go to France enough already There are a few negatives Being a memoir, the plot line isn t super exciting or even existent, really This is someone s life, and the point of the book is to talk about the food in Paris and New York orspecifically, the sweets , not to have cliffhangers or intense characters etc Some of the timeline gets confused, and quite often the author goes off onto a tangent, or repeats herself Also I would have appreciated if the frequent French words and sentences were actually translated even in a table at the end of the book rather than left to be understood through context It s not hard to work out the meaning, but as I m learning French it would have been a nice and simple way to pick up a few phrases.Still, this super sweet book does exactly what it s supposed to It also made me eat an entire bar of chocolate in one go, and then go out and have une pain du chocolat avec un chocolat chaud This book made me really, really hungry If I gain 10 pounds from binging on sweets, it is squarely to blame on this book I really enjoyed the author s vivid descriptions of Paris, as well as how she tied key phases of her time to specific treats However, I thought it ended rather abruptly She went on for several chapters about her internal struggle between Paris and New York, and then the ending is just and then one day I decided and that was it Overall a fairly quick and enjoyable read t This book made me really, really hungry If I gain 10 pounds from binging on sweets, it is squarely to blame on this book I really enjoyed the author s vivid descriptions of Paris, as well as how she tied key phases of her time to specific treats However, I thought it ended rather abruptly She went on for several chapters about her internal struggle between Paris and New York, and then the ending is just and then one day I decided and that was it Overall a fairly quick and enjoyable read though, especially if you have a sweet tooth Did not finish This was promising, a light read about food in Paris And then the author used a disability slur the R word two chapters in A good writer should be able to not rely on ableist language and punching down for a laugh The auditor is a privileged woman I couldn t go on. Much like the macarons of which she is so fond, this book is sweet, light, airy, insubstantial and, in the end, not really all that satisfying It is a very personal memoir that nonetheless doesn t go very deep, by which I mean that Thomas shares some of her conflicts and issues, but at the end of the day we don t understand who she really is anythan when we began My sneaking suspicion is that she is far from the shallow person this would seem to imply and has chosen to share only so much Much like the macarons of which she is so fond, this book is sweet, light, airy, insubstantial and, in the end, not really all that satisfying It is a very personal memoir that nonetheless doesn t go very deep, by which I mean that Thomas shares some of her conflicts and issues, but at the end of the day we don t understand who she really is anythan when we began My sneaking suspicion is that she is far from the shallow person this would seem to imply and has chosen to share only so much with us This is her right, of course, but makes for a less than compelling memoir.Not being as much of a sweet freak as she is and being one of the few people in the world who doesn t particularly care for chocolate, which Thomas speaks of as a heroin addict does his drug , the frequent digressions into descriptions of deserts, pastries and such became boring to me But it would be a bit disingenuous of me to complain about this it is, after all, what the book is about she makes no bones about that One thing I do most certainly share with her is a love of Paris and the parts of the book where she celebrates this wonderful city made me nostalgic in a sweet, yearning way.Still and all, this is a delectable confection and not one I would have chosen to pass up Hey, I m as much a sucker for a good macaron as the next guy This book was SUCH a let down I ve wanted to go to Paris and love chocolate, so I thought this would be a fun, vicarious read I couldn t have beenwrong This book is the most self indulgent, snobby book I have ever read Really, the biggest existential dilemma you have is whether to stay in Paris or go back to New York Really You didn t fill your anti anxiety prescription because you had otherpressing issues, like packing, to deal with All that aside, I was lost and confused dur This book was SUCH a let down I ve wanted to go to Paris and love chocolate, so I thought this would be a fun, vicarious read I couldn t have beenwrong This book is the most self indulgent, snobby book I have ever read Really, the biggest existential dilemma you have is whether to stay in Paris or go back to New York Really You didn t fill your anti anxiety prescription because you had otherpressing issues, like packing, to deal with All that aside, I was lost and confused during the descriptions of this baker in New York and that whatever the French word in italics in Paris and how they all lead this grand moment of complete closure I really liked the book at first, then I kept reading and just when you thought the author couldn t getdetatched from reality she did I didn t feel as though I got really know the author and had a SUPER hard time feeling any sort of compassion for her and her to stay in the most beautiful city ever at a job i love or to go back home and be in a culture i feel comfortable in There is so about that that bugs me I can t even begin If you re looking for a good brain rot book, this is your ticket It s complete fluff and no filler An easy summer beach read that ll make you want to drown yourself