The Sweet Life in Paris

David Lebovitz


The Sweet Life in Paris is an utterly fun book!

This book took me a long time to read. Not because of dense writing, but because of the exceptional writing. The book is full of gems that you’ll want to highlight. Plus the numerous recipes that make me wish I had the physical book and not the Kindle version.* To those who love to cook–especially desserts–get the hardcover!

The Sweet Life in Paris, David Lebovitz

David writes honestly about what it’s like for an American with a smattering of French language to move to France. He dove into the culture, the people, the place, and made his own way. Stories about his mistakes—and the corrective lessons the French were happy to provide—will make you howl.

If a foreign country relocation is in your future, read The Sweet Life in Paris. You’ll ponder what you’ll be up against–and the delightful gifts you’ll receive.

Here’s a quote from near the end of the book:

“What helped was that I understand the food and tried my best to adapt to the culture, rather than trying to make the culture adapt to me. More important, though, I learned to take the time to get to know people, especially the vendors and merchants, who would patiently explain their wares to me.”

Mr. Lebovitz is all about learning, learning more, waking the next day to learn again. And that’s a lesson we all need to cling to.

*Reading My Paris Kitchen, I made it a third of the way before buying the hard copy. I gave it to my chef for a Christmas present. Did I forget to tell you I don’t like to cook?

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