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Meeting My Favorite Blogger

David Lebovitz
When I started reading "The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City", I couldn't put it down. So I read on through the last page. And then I wanted to read more of David's works. I thought I would have to wait for his next book to be published but no! Luckily Mr. Lebovitz is one of those rare writers whose works can be easily accessed. He has a blog, http://www.davidlebovitz.com/, he's on Twitter and Facebook and his photos are on Flicker. At a book signing in San Francisco last year, David graciously autographed our books and talked to us, his fans, about his upcoming book, Ready for Dessert: My Best Recipes.
David's blog is as colorful as his life in Paris and the dishes and desserts he features with recipes to boot. The stories he shares on Facebook are novel and interesting. And his tweets are one of a kind.  Here's a sample: "Had a terrific evening. Till that bird relieved …

"The Sweet Life in Paris"

The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz
My nephew who is an avid reader gave me this book by David Lebovitz for my birthday. I can't rave enough about it. Here's what I wrote to David about his new book: "The narratives in "The Sweet Life in Paris" are as savory as the recipes which you've thoughtfully paired with each of the chapters. Can't wait for your next book. Till then I'll be reading your blog which is a visual feast."

David's prose is candid, funny, honest and amusing. He confirms what I've thought and experienced in Paris in particular and France in general during my many visits there. Here's a sample: In the chapter What they say versus what they mean Davidwrites that when a restaurateur tells you they are completely full, they mean "We already have enough Americans in here".

My own personal experience dining at a starred restaurant in France is that we were escorted to the upstairs dining room where we were joine…