Books & Movies

Check out and buy my favorite books and movies about France and Paris!

This section is a peek into my personal library, all the beloved books I have collected over the years before and since moving to Paris. I’ve read and even reviewed most of them, met with the authors, they are dear to me both as an avid and endlessly curious reader, but also as an American expatriate in Paris. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them. And if you want some personal reading advice, just send me a mail…

Discover my book selection


Into a Paris Quartier

Diane Johnson explores her neighborhood

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PARIS NOIR

AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THE CITY OF LIGHT

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THE FRENCH MIND

The importance of the salon in cultivating THE FRENCH MIND

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The ESSENCE OF STYLE

PARIS, FASHION CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

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AMERICAN VERTIGO

What does it mean to be an American, and what can America be today?To answer these questions, celebrated philosopher and journalist Bernard-Henri Lévy spent a year traveling throughout the country in the footsteps of another great Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, whose Democracy in America remains the most influential book ever written about our country.

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Napoleon and Josephine

Carefully researched by an authority on French history, a dual portrait of two intriguing, flamboyant figures illuminates their personal lives, the social and cultural context in which they lived, and the reversal of roles in their marriage.

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Walks Through Lost Paris

When he discovered that the city he lived in for many years was actually entirely rebuilt during the mid–1800s, Leonard Pitt plunged into Paris's history and began photographing what he learned had changed

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