Amazon best seller.Nominated for the 2014 American Library in Paris Book Award.
Are you interested in finding your inner Parisian? Intoxicating Paris: Uncorking the Parisian Within is PJ Adams's quirky journey through the byways, kitchens, shops, cafés, closets, boudoirs, and creative heart of Paris. Intoxicating Paris takes you through the ancient streets of Paris, where you'll find the secrets of creativity that inspired the likes of Hemingway, Hugo, and Rodin. Readers will peek inside some of the most sumptuous dining venues in Paris. And you'll join PJ in a few cooking escapades, as well as solve the mystery of how those French women maintain their slim physiques despite their rich diet of foie gras, bread, wine, and dessert!
You'll also learn the sources of the French woman's allure--how she lives her life, conducts her relationships, and rears her children. You'll examine the French man's potent ability to seduce, as well as how La Seduction holds sway in the institutions and French bastions of power. And you'll learn how strict parenting and close ties shape the French extended family system. You'll do a little flânering (wandering) through the marchés of Paris, as well as les grands magasins (department stores). And you'll uncover some ways to put some of that French style into your own closet, no matter your age or budget. Finally, you'll learn how to capture a bit of that French joie de vivre, whether you visit Paris or simply invite her into your living room as an arm chair traveler.
Intoxicating Paris is filled with fascinating encounters, memorable stories, and unconventional insights into the City of Light. This book is for style lovers, foodies, creatives, and anyone who simply loves Paris. See our book trailer at youtube.com/watch?v=w67VU33KPyo or visit our website at pjadamsbooks.com.
About the Author
PJ Adams is a psychotherapist and former Harcourt Brace publishing executive. Intoxicating Paris is her quirky journey through Paris. Her other books include Freud’s Revenge, a popular psychological thriller, and Daughter Wisdom, a self-help guide for daughters young and old. She enjoys studying French, growing tomatoes, learning about new cultures, and enjoying that "joie de vivre" (joy of life) whenever possible.