C'est La Vie

An American Woman Begins a New Life in Paris and--Voila!--Becomes Almost French

Suzy Gershman - Author

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ISBN 9781440626661 | 288 pages | 31 May 2005 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Bestselling writer Suzy Gershman (dubbed “Super Shopper Suzy” by Oprah) is our answer to Peter Mayle in this heartfelt, breezy, and funny story of starting over in Paris. Suzy had always fantasized about moving to Paris with her husband, but when he dies unexpectedly, she decides to fulfill their dream alone. Here she gives a deliciously conversational chronicle of her first year in Paris and of the dizzying delights and maddening frustrations of learning to be a Parisian. Filled with Gershman’s insider’s tips on everything from cooking the perfect clafoutis to—naturally— shopping, C’est la Vie is delightfully entertaining and captures the exhilarating experience of beginning a new adventure.

“Anyone who has dreamed of going to live in Paris, or who has faced a devastating loss, or wonders about sex with a Frenchman, will love Suzy Gershman’s inspiring story.”
—Diane Johnson, author of Le Divorce

“[Gershman’s] touching account has all the charm and energy of her Born to Shop books.” —Diane Johnson

“This is a wonderful book. Read it and pack for a life-changing adventure—as Suzy Gershman did.” —Marie Brenner

“Delicious.” —Alain Ducasse

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