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Critical Praise

"A love song to Paris. . . . Sarah Turnbull seems to have gotten a lot closer to the real thing than most of us who will always be on the outside looking in, even those of us who imagine otherwise." —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

"Jewels of insight. . . . Turnbull's story will entertain, and edify, both armchair travelers and those of us nutty enough to try living here." —The Boston Globe

"Turnbull's memoir is a charming, insightful meditation." —USA Today

"Full of honest ups and downs . . . its explorations of the 'cultural quicksand' Turnbull gradually adapts to are fascinating. I hope to visit Paris one day, and am grateful to learn so many ways to avoid being an ugly American." —The Seattle Times / Post Intelligencer