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March 28, 2013

PARIS I've Grown Accustomed To Your Ways by Ruth Yunker


Paris I've Grown Accustomed to Your Ways.
PARIS I'VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO YOUR WAYS
by Ruth Yunker
 
OVERVIEW (From Back of Cover)
Metro Cowboys, Tiny Elevators, Trusting The New Patisserie..."Paris, I've Grown Accustomed To Your Ways" continues the saga begun in Me, Myself and Paris, humorist and writer Ruth Yunker's account of her forays into life in Paris, part time tourist, part time resident. In Paris, I've Grown Accustomed To Your Ways the training wheels have come off. Ms. Yunker negotiates the exquisitely charming, but impossibly exacting, City of Light with a new sense of ease, and an increasing sense of feeling right at home. She revels in the amber warmth of Angelina's chocolate Eden on a cold November day. She zeroes in on, after six visits, her favorite arrondissement in which to rent her apartment...the fifteenth, just so you know! She shops in Montmartre with aplomb, and still does not climb up to the top of the Eiffel Tower. She sees passionate love in unexpected places out on the streets of Paris. She watches cowboys riding the metros, and considers the sweet life of a lemon as it rolls out of her apartment door. A little boy in St. Suplice wins her heart. The concierge at the apartment on rue Vaneau does not. She discovers there are rules for finishing one's plate in restaurants. But there are no rules for which pain rustique will make the very best toast every morning. In Paris, I've Grown Accustomed To Your Ways, Ruth Yunker delves deeply to discover what makes the heart of Paris sing, and emerges more in love than ever....
 
REVIEW:
The book is supposed to be chic lit but it didn't seem that way to me.Each chapter is fairly short and tells of experiences of Ms. Yunker.  Each chapter is a visit to Paris during several of her visits.  You want to go to Paris and enjoy it just as Ms. Yunker does.  The author doesn't get too serious about her visits to the City of Lights


Ms. Yunker tells what it's like to be a foreigner in a foreign place.  What we take for advantage in America is not always true in a distant country.  Don't make assumptions about anything. I thought it was rather cute that it is c are left with wanting to read another.  I would recommend this book to those who enjoy visits to other places. If you can't go personally to Paris, visit it with Ms. Yunker.  It will be fun.
 
 
I received a complimentary copy of PARIS, I'VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO YOUR WAYS from the author, Ruth Yunker for this unbiased review.
 
I would give this book 3.5 STARS.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ruth Yunker is a writer and humorist, a columnist and blogger, a short story writer and essayist.
She's been writing forever, and still loves it.
Ruth has two grown children, is addicted to cashews, the New York Times crossword puzzle, and yoga. She lives in Newport Beach, CA., but has one toe in Paris at all times.
She has always had cats, but now that the last has gone to her reward, Ruth wants, no, craves, a dog (or two). This will happen, but not right now!
 
 
 

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