The catchy title "The Real Midnight in Paris" is what first got my attention and convinced me to buy this book. After seeing Woody Allen's charming movie "Midnight in Paris" and his realistic portrayals of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Cole Porter and many other expatriate artists living in Paris in the 1920's, I was hooked and inspired to learn more. Author Paul Brody writes well and provides interesting tidbits behind the "Lost generation" of post World War I. His book is only 73 pages long, but offers easy to read short summaries of famous writers of the time. "The Real Midnight in Paris: A History of the Expatriate Writers in Paris that Made Up the Lost Generation" is at best, a beginner's reference. Although Brody provides a little history and background of the famous expatriates living in 1920's Paris, his book will not give you an in depth study. It will however, entice the reader to research more about these colorful and famous writers in other books. If you want to know what these writers were going through or thinking, Books like "A Moveable Feast" offers firsthand insight and a cafe's chair next to Hemingway as he writes his personal observations of Paris in the 20's. I do however recommend reading Brody's book, if anything to have a guide book at your fingertips, dates of publications and a list of literary works that made these expatriates forever famous and part of the "lost generation."