Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wall Street Journal--Tell Me Something I don't Know

Wall Street Journal selected my friend M's blog (see it in my links?) as one of their favorite expat- in-Paris blogs. And while I agree, I'd take it a step further and say that she is one of the best bloggers--no scratch that---writers in the blogosphere. And while her blog is filled with life in Paris imagery and anecdotes, it is her command of language and her ability to balance sadness and joy with deep personal introspection that makes me laugh, cry, and think with every post. I keep telling her to write a novel because I am greedy.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121510408347526897.html?mod=At-Leisure-Main

From the Wall Street Journal...

The Parisian Expat Life

Can't find your Passport? Pas de problème! More and more expats are blogging about their lives in France. Here's a selection of our favorites. --Lauren Mechling

Les Confessions Douces-Améres D'une Femme Dans La Trentaine: A single, literary, thirty-something, living cheaply and thinking deeply on the banks of the Seine. http://www.bitterlovesweetsex.blogspot.com/
Les Confessions
This American in Paris chronicles her days of racing down Avenue de l'Opera to meet a deadline, entertaining an inebriated man named Fabio at 2:30 a.m., and turning down a marriage proposal from an eligible Canadian who failed to make her heart skip.
Sample passage: At dinner yesterday my friend Marie Pierre, a fifty-something, listened to me as I complained about how difficult it is to be a woman alone in the world as I downed three ice cold shots of Polish Bison-flavored vodka at her apartment in Montreuil to the East of Paris. I had wanted a whiskey and Marie Pierre was ready to pour me some, but her husband, Claude, a curmudgeonly law professor with red hair and a complexion that betrays his seething anger, shouted to her that whiskey is a digestif and we shouldn't be having that before dinner.

16 comments:

ellemabelle said...

Hey! What did u do that for?! That was very nice.

Amie said...

Cause you deserve props-your brilliant! And I love showing off the talented people in my life.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Ellemabelle Rulz!

ellemabelle said...

hey! aw shucks. Thank you. I rule I rule I rule... A your belly is getting big! I'm in your life? Sigh barely. When is the baby coming to paris?

Dylan said...

hell more in my life than people I know in LA--this is a very fragmented city.

ellemabelle said...

Dyl, it's a very fragmented world!
bisous

Amie said...

that was actually me!

ellemabelle said...

you guys are nutz. How am I supposed to tell the difference between the two of you if you use each other's screen names

Mateo said...

Hey guys, chill out. I can vouch for the fact that Ellemabelle rules the world.

ellemabelle said...

Ah Mateo!!! Je t'aime. Tu me manques!

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