Paris Letters

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A New York Times bestseller

Finding love and freedom in a pen, a paintbrush...and Paris

How much money does it take to quit your job?

Exhausted and on the verge of burnout, Janice poses this questions to herself as she doodles on a notepad at her desk. Surprisingly, the answer isn't as daunting as she expected. With a little math and a lot of determination, Janice cuts back, saves up, and buys herself two years of freedom in Europe.

A few days into her stop in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the cute butcher down the street-who doesn't speak English. Through a combination of sign language and franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance. She soon realizes that she can never return to the world of twelve-hour workdays and greasy corporate lingo. But her dwindling savings force her to find a way to fund her dreams again. So Janice turns to her three loves-words, art, and Christophe-to figure out a way to make her happily-ever-after in Paris last forever.

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About the author

Janice MacLeod creates letters about Paris, paints them, personalizes them, and sends out monthly to adoring fans. A former advertising copywriter and associate creative director, she co-authored The Breakup Repair Kit and followed it with The Dating Repair Kit. Together, they have been translated into a handful of languages and have sold more than 27,000 copies.

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Publisher
Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Published on
Feb 4, 2014
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781402288807
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Adventurers & Explorers
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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Hearty boeuf Bourguignon served in deep bowls over a garlic-rubbed slice of baguette toast; decadently rich croque monsieur, eggy and oozing with cheese; gossamer crème brulee, its sweetness offset by a brittle burnt-sugar topping. Whether shared in a cozy French bistro or in your own home, the romance and enduring appeal of French country cooking is irrefutable. Here is the book that helps you bring that spirit, those evocative dishes, into your own home.

What Ina Garten is known for—on her Food Network show and in her three previous bestselling books—is adding a special twist to familiar dishes, while also streamlining the recipes so you spend less time in the kitchen but still emerge with perfection. And that’s exactly what she offers in Barefoot in Paris. Ina’s kir royale includes the unique addition of raspberry liqueur—a refreshing alternative to the traditional crème de cassis. Her vichyssoise is brightened with the addition of zucchini, and her chocolate mousse is deeply flavored with the essence of orange. All of these dishes are true to their Parisian roots, but all offer something special—and are thoroughly delicious, completely accessible, and the perfect fare for friends and family.

Barefoot in Paris is suffused with Ina’s love of the city, of the bustling outdoor markets and alluring little shops, of the bakeries and fromageries and charcuteries—of the wonderful celebration of food that you find on every street corner, in every neighborhood. So take a trip to Paris with the perfect guide—the Barefoot Contessa herself—in her most personal book yet.


From the Hardcover edition.
Breaking up may be hard to do, but with The Break-up Repair Kit, breaking up can also be a lot of fun. Packed with activities, inspiration, advice, and even recipes, The Break-up Repair Kit is like a wise- and hilarious- girlfriend who can help anyone get over him and get a life. Whether you're the dump-er or the dump-ee in a former relationship, authors Kamins and MacLeod help you get over your broken heart, get it together, and get back in the game. In "The Mourning After" the authors help the heartbroken deny denial and indulge in how sad and mad breaking up can be. They give readers permission to cry themselves a river. Readers learn how to nurture and take care of themselves after a break-up with "Fatigue Fighters"- activities that help fight off depression such as eating well and often, moving that beautiful body, and sleeping the sleep of the innocent. Readers also follow recipes that mend the broken heart, including making the perfect pretzel and cleansing the entire body with a homemade pumpkin scrub. "Rebuild Your Life" is all about getting ready to leave the house again and taking yourself on a date. Eating alone at a nice restaurant is actually pleasant. "Back in the Saddle" helps readers identify rebound relationships and explore their idea of Mr. Perfect as they look forward to dating again. A "When You Know You're Ready" checklist helps readers find out whether they're ready to start dating. And when they do get back in the saddle, readers learn the power-and fun-of dating themselves while dating him. For teenagers to recent divorcees, The Break-Up Repair Kit offers timeless advice on how to build a life that is powerful, beautiful, independent -- and attractive to the Next Guy.
Breaking up may be hard to do, but with The Break-up Repair Kit, breaking up can also be a lot of fun. Packed with activities, inspiration, advice, and even recipes, The Break-up Repair Kit is like a wise- and hilarious- girlfriend who can help anyone get over him and get a life. Whether you're the dump-er or the dump-ee in a former relationship, authors Kamins and MacLeod help you get over your broken heart, get it together, and get back in the game. In "The Mourning After" the authors help the heartbroken deny denial and indulge in how sad and mad breaking up can be. They give readers permission to cry themselves a river. Readers learn how to nurture and take care of themselves after a break-up with "Fatigue Fighters"- activities that help fight off depression such as eating well and often, moving that beautiful body, and sleeping the sleep of the innocent. Readers also follow recipes that mend the broken heart, including making the perfect pretzel and cleansing the entire body with a homemade pumpkin scrub. "Rebuild Your Life" is all about getting ready to leave the house again and taking yourself on a date. Eating alone at a nice restaurant is actually pleasant. "Back in the Saddle" helps readers identify rebound relationships and explore their idea of Mr. Perfect as they look forward to dating again. A "When You Know You're Ready" checklist helps readers find out whether they're ready to start dating. And when they do get back in the saddle, readers learn the power-and fun-of dating themselves while dating him. For teenagers to recent divorcees, The Break-Up Repair Kit offers timeless advice on how to build a life that is powerful, beautiful, independent -- and attractive to the Next Guy.
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