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by Kirsten Lobe

eBook Paris, Baby!: An American Girl's Real-Life Adventures Having a Baby in the City of Lights ePub
Author: Kirsten Lobe
Language: English
ISBN: 0312605323
ISBN13: 978-0312605322
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (May 24, 2011)
Pages: 352
Category: Arts & Literature
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 261
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KIRSTEN LOBE is a former fashion designer, and the author of the novels Paris Hangover and French Trysts. The delight the author had for all things Parisian has been replaced by hardness and desparation in the second book.

KIRSTEN LOBE is a former fashion designer, and the author of the novels Paris Hangover and French Trysts. She has lived in Tokyo, New York, Paris and Lake Geneva, and is now a citizen of the world. It was interesting to see her idolizing of Parisian culture replaced with awareness that while Parisians are more beautifully attired and cultured, there is a shallowness and superficiality that permeates their world view and interactions.

After all, American girls do things differently: Lamaze class and baby showers, sensible prenatal care an. amily to watch you proudly grow more and more pregnant

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. After all, American girls do things differently: Lamaze class and baby showers, sensible prenatal care an. amily to watch you proudly grow more and more pregnant. Paris is full of delights for a new mom: the Luxembourg Gardens, baby boutiques too precious to be passed by, a petit brioche for a teething tot. But home exerts a powerful pull. Should your child grow up skipping by the Seine or scampering up a tree house? Should it be "Mommy" or "Maman"?

Paris, Baby! is novelist Kirsten Lobe's warm, funny memoir about Paris . This memoir was like a reality TV show in book form, which finally had me wondering: did it all really happen or did the writer wildly.

Paris, Baby! is novelist Kirsten Lobe's warm, funny memoir about Paris, Frenchmen, friendship, babies, and making it on one's own. Specifications. Lobe claims she faced a lot of judgment in France for her decision to be a single parent. I hadn't heard that the French were particularly against single motherhood, but it may be true. It seemed odd to me that, after 8 years in Paris, Lobe apparently spoke very little French.

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Is it possible to maintain chic as a single-mom-to-be in a city where it's all supposed to be effortless and breastfeeding is a horreur? Does one live by the Parisienne's pregnancy plan of smoking, drinking, and cheese-eating avec vin blanc, but jamais jamais gain more than six kilos? And how to handle a pickup attempt by a married man in the baby department of Bon Marché when you're eight months along? After all, American girls do things differently: Lamaze class and baby showers, sensible prenatal care and…family to watch you proudly grow more and more pregnant.

Paris is full of delights for a new mom: the Luxembourg Gardens, baby boutiques too precious to be passed by, a petit brioche for a teething tot. But home exerts a powerful pull. Should your child grow up skipping by the Seine or scampering up a tree house? Should it be "Mommy" or "Maman"? And can a tall blonde with a taste for Veuve Cliquot and Vuitton ever make it in the land of mom jeans and Happy Meals?

Paris, Baby! is novelist Kirsten Lobe's warm, funny memoir about Paris, Frenchmen, friendship, babies, and making it on one's own.

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Meztihn
I am very fond of Kirsten Lobe's first novel/memoir; Paris Hangover. However, this sequel is short on the charm that the first had in abundance.
I am originally from Wisconsin and found the Wisconsin bashing irritating. (For the record I have never worn a collection of sweatshirts as attire nor do any of my many relatives in WI. We are not enormous and have only worn a cheesehead as a joke.)

This is mainly a book about trying to be fabulous while pregnant and then as a single mom...and comparing Paris to Wisconsin. Wisconsin finally wins out, but only because Ms. Lobe cannot afford a comfortable apartment in a great neighborhood in Paris. There is a great deal of bemoaning how difficult it is to be a single mom...especially when in the cultural wasteland of WI. It's very repetitive and tiresome: chapter after chapter of complaining about being tired, alone, shopping at Target (horrors!), the lack of cuisine, the poor selection of men in WI, no longer having a perfect figure...blah blah blah!

I cannot help but notice that the author has become rather jaded in her second book. The delight the author had for all things Parisian has been replaced by hardness and desparation in the second book. It was interesting to see her idolizing of Parisian culture replaced with awareness that while Parisians are more beautifully attired and cultured, there is a shallowness and superficiality that permeates their world view and interactions.
Vivaral
I enjoyed this almost as much as Kirsten's first two books. She has a fast-moving, unfiltered and oftentimes laugh-out-loud way of writing. I can see how she would be a love or hate author and I LOVE her. She writes so evocatively of Paris and in this book I also enjoyed her description of a slower-paced life in Wisconsin. I applaud Kirsten's honesty and rawness in all her books, and particularly in this one on the difficulties, and joys, of becoming a single mother in central Paris.
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Sharing the metamorphic journey of a woman experiencing the adventure of having her first-born, author Kirsten Lobe's memoir Paris, Baby! is an entertaining, honest ride for her readers as her frank, hilarious and cut through the small-talk descriptions are a refreshing change of prose.

The author of novels Paris Hangover and French Trysts, Lobe begins her tale in Paris where she has been living as an expat by way of Wisconsin-Tokyo-Manhattan for the past eight years. With her appreciation and vast knowledge for fashion, the arts and Frenchmen, she doesn't wait for any initiation and promptly places her readers at the scene of the famed French pastry shop Ladurée where her description of une grande meringue au chocolat and macaroons covered with creamy ganache are enough to cause an impulse airfare purchase to Paris tout de suite.

The fact alone that she is in a pastry shop seemingly wanting to devour more than just a petite nibble is enough to set the stage for her introduction to her life of a soon-to-be single mother living in Paris.

The narration that won readers over in Paris Hangover returns as she infuses a constant comparison of her American upbringing with her adopted and beloved new home, as well as omni-present appreciation for the opposite sex and a the Frenchmen's love of feminine beauty in all of its stages. But as her reality begins to welcomingly change, she focuses her love and adoration towards her son Oscar. And it is this complex struggle that all mothers have in some capacity or another that Lobe shares first-hand with her readers - the loss of your former life, however, fully and utterly devoted and in love with your child; an instantaneous lioness-like protectiveness of your child and frustration with those who don't understand it, at the same time realizing that prior to being a mother, ignorance was a very valid excuse admittedly made by the same said mother.

Ultimately, the conflict that must be resolved is whether to raise young Oscar in the City of Light or in her hometown suburb Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. And with a hard-fought argument for both sides and many lists in which she shares with her readers, holding nothing back (some may take offense, but I found very refreshing and true to Lobe's style), the readers will be left uncertain until the last chapter.

While I won't give away her decision, her goal on how she hopes to raise her child is based on her now Alzheimer's stricken mother who Lobe deservedly praises throughout the book - to be a mother who nurtures her child's innate choices and gives him the belief that what he feel is of value, unique and meaningful.

Lastly, mothers will find one, if not many, scenarios to commiserate with, and while Lobe's depictions are something to absorb for women without children, she blatantly points out that such a life is impossible to imagine until you're living it.

But for now, Paris, Baby! is a grand way to experience motherhood as it is full of laugh out loud worthy anecdotes, sincere insights and impressive flashbacks on a few of her single life experiences. In the end, however, you will still be able to savor your sleep-filled nights.
I love Mercedes
The book is only o.k. Find it in the library or borrow it. Her manner of speech is fast and furious-she's not at all charming. She seems to hate everyone and anything she encounters. She is disgruntled by the differences between herself and the country and the countrymen,and particularly in her case MEN. She's one of those expats who move to a country, don't learn the language, tries to live as if she's in the US without accepting she's the foreigner in a foreign country. Instead, she should try to live life like the French which is much more than pastries and cafe society. Lobe is trying to live the "cher" life in France which isn't how the average woman gives birth in France. The average woman does not give birth in a private clinic (the American Hospital is private), does not go to a private doctor-fees in France are set by law and are only 28 euros for a ob-gyn (the private doctor might be the 185 she listed), does not have a nanny, etc. If the woman in France is part of the healthcare system, costs are reimbursable, money is given towards post-birth baby needs, check-ups post delivery are covered, and yes-there are those physical excercises to get a woman back in pre-birth shape-but not so that she'll be appealing to men as Lobe thinks.
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