Agenda

French Like Moi: Book Talk with Scott Carpenter

Friday 26 February 18:30-19:30

The Alliance Française of Washington, DC will be hosting Scott Dominic Carpenter, a winner of a Mark Twain House Royal Nonesuch Prize (2018), for a presentation of his new travel memoir, French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris.

This event will be in English. You can order a copy of the book through Amazon, Indiebound (for purchasing through local independent booksellers), or Barnes & Noble (multiple formats).

About the book

When 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).

Published by Traveler’s Tales, an imprint of Solas House. Available in hardcover, paper, ebook, and audiobook.