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Paris, My Sweet

A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)

Published: February 2012
SKU: 9781402264115

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"From the New York cupcake wars to the perfect Parisian macaron, Thomas's passion is palpable, her sweet tooth, unstoppable."—Elizabeth Bard, bestselling author of Lunch in Paris

Forever a girl obsessed with all things French, sweet freak Amy Thomas landed a gig as rich as the purest dark chocolate: leave Manhattan for Paris to write ad copy for Louis Vuitton. Working on the Champs-Élysées, strolling the charming streets, and exploring the best patisseries and boulangeries, Amy marveled at the magnificence of the City of Light.

But does falling in love with one city mean turning your back on another? As much as Amy adored Paris, there was part of her that felt like a humble chocolate chip cookie in a sea of pristine macarons. PARIS, MY SWEET explores how the search for happiness can be as fleeting as a salted caramel souffle's rise, as intensely satisfying as molten chocolate cake, and about how the life you're meant to live doesn't always taste like the one you envisioned.

Part love letter to Paris, part love letter to New York, and total devotion to all things sweet, PARIS, MY SWEET is a treasure map for anyone with a hunger for life.

"Like a tasty Parisian bonbon, this book is filled with sweet surprises."—David Lebovitz, New York Times bestselling author of The Sweet Life in Paris

"Amy Thomas seduces us in the same manner that Paris seduced her —one exquisite morsel at a time."—Nichole Robertson, author of Paris in Color

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"Charming, funny and as scrumptious as the dessert menus it exalts, Paris, My Sweet explores the heady-but-fleeting sweet moments and the richer, longer-lasting satisfaction of creating a life in a new city from scratch. With mouthwatering descriptions (and addresses!) of Thomas's favorite sweet spots on both sides of the Atlantic, this book is a treasure map for readers searching for the life they were meant to live—or simply on the lookout for their next favorite cookie or croissant." — Shelf Awareness
"Amy as a narrator is fantastic...beauty of the food and the city are written about with such passion and detail that I could almost believe I'd been there." — 104 Reviews
"Whether Thomas is writing about macaroons, the cupcake craze in Paris, what makes French toast so delicious, or the power of chocolate chip cookies, you'll be willing to follow the writer any place she goes." — 1330V
"Warning: If you do not have chocolate nearby, do not read this book. Under any circumstance.In fact, make sure you BUY chocolate ahead of time. Or a cupcake and read it alongside." — A Fair Substitute for Heaven
"If you're a chocolate, or sweets in general, aficionado, this is a fun read and is very much a tour of all things delicious a la Paris and NYC." — A Work in Progress
"A starry-eyed tour of the City of Light's best patisseries, juxtaposed with the American-style treats of her beloved New York." — Adventures in Food, France and Beyond
"If you have a sweet tooth, if you want to live vicariously through the eyes of Amy Thomas as she spends time in both Paris and New York, then this may be a good choice for you." — Adventures of an Intrepid Reader
"A delicious, delectable gem of a book." — Alexa Loves Books
"It's fun, it's tooth-achingly sweet, and I loved every minute! " — All Things Luxurious
"I pretty much drooled my way through Paris, My Sweet. It was delectably delicious. Ms. Thomas's writing is fresh and fun." — Anna's Book Blog
"I fell in love with this book from page one." — Bless Their Hearts Mom
"Reading this book made my mouth salivate and I craved macaroons and cupcakes and all things yummy." — Book Girl of Mur-y Castell
"Truly a wonderful read about sweets and how to get through life in a new country by yourself. " — Book Hounds
"If you have a sweet tooth then you'll love this book!" — Books with Coffee
"[The] storyline kept me engaged and, of course, the chocolate descriptions kept me salivating." — Bookshipper
"Shortly after starting this book I was highlighting paragraphs, jotting down must go to places...I loved this!" — Bookworm with a View
"The ultimate guide to eating in Paris (and New York) and you can bet I'll be using this as my sweet tooth guide the next time the hubby and I make it to Paris." — Cheeky Reads
"Grab yourself a slice of your favourite dessert, a nice cup of tea and settle in to read a book that is meant to be devoured." — Chocolate and Croissants
"I think I gained ten pounds just reading [this memoir]." — Eva's Sanctuary
"If you love Paris and New York (what a perfect combination) plus a dose of the sweet then this is the delicious memoir to indulge in." — French Essence
"The book is an entertaining memoir about a girl and her love for Paris [as well as her struggle with loving New York too]." — Gourmet Galley
"Anything but a predictable read on desserts, Thomas' palette for all things sweet should be on every Sweet Freak's to taste list. This certainly is one dark chocolate journey you need to go down." — Haut Appetit
"A memoir on moving from NYC to Paris for a whole new set of adventures, with an emphasis on trying all of the desserts! (The way she describes them is just magic.)" — Helen Hearts
"Paris, My Sweet is a guidebook of sorts, but it's also just a fun and decadent read—I devoured it in less than 48 hours, pausing only to scrounge up some chocolate now and again." — Hip Paris
"Amy smartly puts a full address list of all the Paris and New York sweet shops so you can rent a Velib bicycle and track them just like she did." — I Prefer Paris
"I read it all in one night...it's one of those make-you-smile-inside books." — Kathy YL Chan
"A fun and light romp through the boulangeries, patisseries, and chocolatiers of New York City and Paris." — Lit Chick
"Less a memoir than an anecdotal travelogue to delectable desserts - this could easily be titled Sweets and the Single Girl. " — Lit Chick
"Spolier alert: There's molten chocolate cake and salted caramel involved." — Little Brown Pen
"With an air of wistful reflection and infectious awe, Amy's tale warms the hearts of die-hard Francophiles and even the most seasoned of expats. To be devoured guiltlessly." — Lost in Cheeseland
"Needless to say, I inhaled the book, much like I would a box of macarons. Pierre Herme or Laduree. It felt as though Amy were telling me her story in person, over a chocolat chaud." — Love in the City of Lights
"This little book is a treat for the senses and the mind. You will feel as if you are on a sweet ride with Amy." — Maurice on Books
"I strongly suggest this book for you chocoholics out there." — Minding Spot
"You don't have to be a francophile to enjoy this book. If you love desserts and heart-warming stories, you will devour it!" — Misadventures with Andi
"Paris, My Sweet was a great way to journey [to Paris] and eat the desserts without any of the guilt." — My House of Books
"I found myself craving to have a serving of what she was describing right in front of me as I read the book." — Palmer's Picks for Reading
"Amy's book is full of sweet eating tales of both New York and Paris." — Paris Breakfast
"Anyone with a sweet tooth will agree Amy makes a great case for eating dessert for dinner. I devoured her book in two days." — Paris I'm Perfect
"An easy, fun read whether you love food, love Paris or New York, or want to mentally transport yourself to a different life and world." — Paris Pastry
"Fortunately for the rest of us, she shares her tasty discoveries in a book that is easily and delightfully devoured." — Parisien Salon
"The descriptions Amy gives us of all these goodies makes your mouth water and at times I felt sure I could smell the sugary sweetness right through my iPad. All the chocolate - oh my! It sounds like a piece of heaven for sure!" — Peeking Between the Pages
"Part memoir, part sweets-filled travel guide, this light book is a bonbon for anyone planning to spend time in either city (or just dreaming they will)." — Pursuist
"The way she describes the sweets is like a designer describing their latest creation. I found myself completely absorbed in not only the sweets but the places she was describing." — Radiant Light
"A delightful surprise that I enjoyed immensely." — Sweet Tidbits
"You will not regret letting Amy Thomas give you her Parisian tour in Paris, My Sweet. Grab a postcard of the Eiffel Tower and a few bars of chocolate and prepare to be transported!" — The Allure of Books
"The descriptions of the food Thomas enjoyed in Paris are some of the best I have ever read, and I have read a lot of foodie books." — The Book Garden
"Though I don't recommend reading this tribute to deliciousness during a 21-day-juice cleanse - you'd surely lose the will to go on - it's the perfect book any other time you find yourself in need of geographic or baked escapism." — The Chalkboard Magazine
"There are a number of paragraphs describing foods so rich and sweet that I thought I might develop second-hand cavities from her descriptions." — The Novel World
"Do not read this book on an empty stomach. It may trigger mad dashes to your nearest bakery, or worse, travel agency." — The Reader Reviewer
"An enjoyable read, and will certainly appeal to all travelers and gourmands." — The Story Girl Book Reviews
"If an Air France flight is not in your budget, Paris, My Sweet should satiate any cravings you might have." — TheFrisky.com
"A bonbon of a book." — USA Today
"Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) (Sourcebooks) balances her unexpected homesickness—often taking the form of a yen for Billy's cupcakes and Levain cookies—with delicious new findings, including sexy boutique chocolatiers (Pigalle's L'Etoile d'Or) and Paris' best madeleine purveyor (Ble Sucre)." — VOGUE.com
"Irresistible, but really dangerous if you are on a diet." — Words and Peace
"Do not read this book on an empty stomach...After a couple of chapters, I was ready to throw the book aside and hop a jet to either city just to get my hands on some of the food she described." — Working Title
"A delectable memoir [and] sumptuous tribute to the sweet splendors of Paris and New York." — Booklist
"Thomas's story in Paris, My Sweet is inspiring in her quest to redefine her life for herself—and of course, will leave readers longing for a quick dash into a Parisian bakery." — Shelf Awareness for Readers
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