Carls in your Area hosted
A Conversation with
Professor Scott Carpenter
and Marcia DeSanctis about
French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris
Thursday, July 16, 2020
7:00 p.m. Central Time
When Professor Scott Carpenter moves from Minnesota to Paris, little does he suspect the dramas that await: scheming neighbors, police denunciations, surly demonstrators, cooking disasters, medical mishaps―not to mention all those lectures about cheese! It turns out that nothing in the City of Light can be taken for granted, where even trips to the grocery store lead to adventure. In French Like Moi, Carpenter guides us through the merry labyrinth of the everyday, one hilarious faux pas after another. Through it all, he keeps his eye on the central mystery of what makes the French French (and Midwesterners Midwestern).
Marcia DeSanctis is the New York Times best selling author of 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go and contributes to Vogue, Town & Country, Departures, Travel & Leisure, and many other publications. She is the recipient of five Lowell Thomas Awards for excellence in travel journalism.
“A delightful read…filled with levity and grace.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Carpenter has a knack for turning potential catastrophes into comedy.” —Publishers Weekly
“This quirky travel memoir uncovers lesser-known facets with verve.” —Foreword Reviews, Editor’s Pick.