Paris Letters: One Woman’s Journey from the Fast Lane to a Slow Stroll in Paris
A <em>New York Times</em> bestselling memoir. From <em>Booklist</em>: "Feeling trapped, MacLeod scraped up some cash (she helpfully lists the 100 ways she saved), went to Paris, and has a happy ending." The former junk-mail writer says, "It had only occurred to me in that moment that I was indeed an artist. In Paris!" Reviews call this "a romantic romp from Santa Monica to Paris with loads of advice on how to live minimally and take risks in life and love" (<em>Kirkus</em>).
A New York Times bestseller
Finding love and freedom in a pen, a paintbrush…and Paris
How much money does it take to quit your job?
Exhausted and on the verge of burnout, Janice poses this question to herself as she doodles on a notepad at her desk. Surprisingly, the answer isn’t as daunting as she expected. With a little math and a lot of determination, Janice cuts back, saves up, and buys herself two years of freedom in Europe.
A few days into her stop in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the cute butcher down the street-who doesn’t speak English. Through a combination of sign language and franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance. She soon realizes that she can never return to the world of twelve-hour workdays and greasy corporate lingo. But her dwindling savings force her to find a way to fund her dreams again. So Janice turns to her three loves-words, art, and Christophe-to figure out a way to make her happily-ever-after in Paris last forever.