MN Reads: "French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris" by Scott Dominic Carpenter

May 28, 2020

Scott Carpenter teaches French literature, literary theory, and cross-cultural studies at Carleton College in Northfield.

So when it came time for him to take a sabbatical, he thought, why not pack up my wife and teenage daughter and go live in Paris for a while?

"My guiding principle," says Carpenter, "was just to throw myself into situations that required meto do difficult things; things I didn't understand or predict how they'd end up."

The result is a book his publisher calls  “one part David Sedaris, two parts Garrison Keillor, a dash of Bill Bryson, and a vat of Carpenter.”

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