My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This author came at this memoir from an interesting angle by creating a collection of random, yet cohesive, thoughts from her social media posts. This quirky, fun, fast read was recommended by a friend of mine and I recommend it, as well. Eloisa James is a professor at Fordham who writes historical romance novels. She is married to an Italian, lives in New York, and the memoir is about her year in Paris, so there’s lots of flavors here. Having seen reviews running the gamut of love to hate, I think perhaps I might not have enjoyed it as much if I’d had different expectations. I went into it looking forward to a light summer read, however, and did not walk away disappointed.