A number of my stories about living in Paris have appeared in Your Life Is A Trip
Versions of the following stories are included in my forthcoming book,
Bonne Chance —A Misguided Guide to Paris:
“Now Playing in Paris”
“In A Pig’s Ear”
“Becoming a Fan”
“Secrets of A Paris Plus Shopper”
“Making Sense of Centimes”
“Mastering the Art of French Dining”
“The Inside Scoop on Paris Museums”
“Opting Out of Photo Ops”
Secrets Of A Paris 'Plus' Shopper
I skipped dessert today, which is not easy to do in Paris, where patisseries flaunt their delicacies on almost every street corner. I was on my way to my favorite bistro when I passed a store whose name caught my eye, “Plus Madame.” Since I’ve never seen anything “plus” relating to women’s clothes advertised in Paris, I stopped to look. A sign in the window informed me that the store specialized in sizes 42. 42! That’s a size 8 in the U.S. and a size 10 in the U.K., but in France, it’s a “plus.” Suddenly, so was I.
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