Paris, Baby!

Kirsten Lobe. St. Martin%E2%80%99s/Griffin, $14.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-312-60532-2
In a memoir geared toward the shopaholic set, artist and writer Lobe (Paris Hangover; French Trysts) departs the world of the sexy and stylish and sets her sights on single motherhood. While her life in Paris was filled with designer clothes and a string of trysts, it was an unplanned pregnancy that pushed Lobe to readjust her playgirl ways. She recounts her Parisian pregnancy and her attempt to join single mothers’ groups, the struggle to fit baby furniture into her tiny flat, and her continued flirtations with French men. Once her baby boy arrives, Lobe is immersed in her son, and decides to return to her home state of Wisconsin, where she can raise him among family and away from the daily difficulties of expatriate life in France. While Lobe can occasionally be entertaining, her name-dropping and chatty writing style wear thin, and her repeated list-making in the latter half of the memoir makes the reader want to bid this memoir adieu. (May)
Reviewed on: 03/28/2011
Release date: 05/01/2011
Genre: Nonfiction
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