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L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home

Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving ex-Pat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life. Includes dozens of new recipes.When David Lebovitz began the project of updating his apartment in his adopted home city, he never imagined he would encounter so much inexplicable red tape while contending with the famously inconsistent European work ethic and hours. Lebovitz maintains his distinctive sense of humor with the help of his partner Romain, peppering this renovation story with recipes from his Paris kitchen. In the midst of it all, he reveals the adventure that accompanies carving out a place for yourself in a foreign country--under baffling conditions--while never losing sight of the magic that inspired him to move to the City of Light many years ago, and to truly make his home there....

Title : L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home
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ISBN : 9780804188388
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 368 pages
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L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home Reviews

  • Beth

    Chef and cookbook author Lebovitz decides to buy an apartment in Paris, after living there for about 10 years, an expat from San Francisco. This sounds like the stuff of dreams, but his venture takes on a nightmarish quality. The process to buy his apartment is convoluted and takes about 10 months with various setbacks - he is even required to provide a urine sample to obtain a bank loan. Then he embarks on a large remodeling project which is fraught with problems. This book is a little bit "A Y ...more

  • Mister Moose

    I'm sorry to say so but this is a terribly dull book, and I'm frankly amazed that a good editor didn't collar the writer and get him to tell a better and less willingly self-involved story.

  • Beverly Swerling

    Obviously my friends and family know I adore memoir in general and chef/food/cookery memoir maybe most of all. I got two such for Christmas. (Will review the second shortly.)

    The author of L'Appart is David Lebovitz whose blog, Living the Sweet Life in Paris, is one of the best food sites on the net, and I am a frequent visitor and a faithful reader of his newsletters. Add to that the fact that I too was an American expat for many years, and I've bought and remodeled property in a foreign langua
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  • Nora|KnyguDama

    Ką reiškia kraustymasis, naujų namų apyvokos daiktų paieškos, interjero kūrimas, namų atmosferos auginimas tikrai žinau. Lygiai taip pat žinau ką reiškia ieškoti gerų darbininkų, meistrų gebančių laiku ir pagal tavo skonį atlikti pavestus darbus. Galiu galvą guldyti, jog didžioji dalis iš savo pačių patirties žinote apie ką aš kalbu. Be rūpesčio, nerimo ir nervų joks kraustymasis ar remontas visoj pasaulio istorijoj tikrai neapsiėjo. O dabar dar šiek tiek pasunkinkime užduotį. Įsivaizduokit, jog ...more

  • Kalen

    Interesting read. The eGalley didn't have any photos--I hope that the print edition will and/or the Lebovitz will create a portion of his website for some. I found a few "before" pictures but would like to see the apartment in all of its before and after glory. I don't know how Lebovitz had the stomach for this whole process but it made for interesting reading for someone with no emotional or financial involvement.

    I'm not really much of a Francophile. My experience in France consists of a full e
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  • Holly

    More David Lebovitz on life in Paris. L'Appart concerns exactly what the title suggests - his experiences in buying and renovating a Paris apartment. It's a years-long process that he occasionally regrets embarking on, but it's told with humor and interesting details and portraits of real estate agents, builders, and contractors. He is completely taken advantage of by all of these parties, and the building contractors are so awful - so lazy and hostile, even - that I was feeling actual physical ...more

  • Neil Plakcy

    Lively and enjoyable, for the most part, though there was a bit too much of looking forward to doom and gloom in the renovation, which spoiled some of the anticipation. Haven't tried any of the recipes but they look just as yummy as the ones in his blog.

  • Wendy Greene

    After having read Lebovitz's "The Sweet Life in Paris," I couldn't wait to read "L'Appart." Sadly, it was a disappointment, though only in part because it's just not a very good book. Let me explain:

    I adore Paris, speak French fluently, work with French expats and have a fairly good understanding of the charms and foibles of the French. I have seen how "soupe au lait" French people can be. They can have a tendency to blow a gasket if they feel they have been wronged and, to say the least, hell
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