Blame It on Paris in Stores

Blame It on Paris in Stores

It’s here!  The mass market of Blame It on Paris hits the shelves today.  For anyone not familiar with publishing lingo, “mass market” means the smaller paperback that is, conveniently, a lot cheaper.   It also becomes available in electronic format.

Thanks so much to all of you who read it and recommended it to friends and even random strangers!  Actually, I have 5 secret tips on how to win friends and influence people, and ONE of them is to give them a copy of Blame It on Paris.  I will tell you the other four later.

If you haven’t read it yet, don’t miss this comic and romantic true story about falling in love with a place, a culture, and a person.

Blame It on Paris Mass Market

  • Michelle

    Hello Laura. I just wanted to thank you for this wonderful book. I bought it on impulse last weekend, right before I was dragged bodily out of the bookstore. Bodily is really the only way anyone can get me out of a bookstore.
    I have not finished it yet. (yes, yes, you can yell at me all you want) But what I have read has been a joy. I find myself giggleing while lost in the wonderful dream world your words create for me.
    Finding out it is your true story was a great surprise as well, and I just had to come read your blog for the off chance of finding a picture of Sabastion. It was worth the seach. He has very soulful eyes.
    Here’s a question. If every a film of your book should get made…and really, it would make a good movie…I for one would even go so far as to plop down the 10 bucks at the theater to see it, and I NEVER go to the movies anymore…sorry, tangent there….if a film should be made, who would you want to see playing both yourself and Sabastion?

    May 12, 2010 at 5:05 pm
  • Thank you, Michelle!

    I have such a hard time with the movie question! It’s so hard for me to see anyone but the real people in the role. (And even with fiction, I don’t tend to “see” actors for the characters.) That said, Sébastien cannot get in front of a camera without making disgusted, anti-pose faces, so he’s clearly not going to play himself. 🙂 I think if they did do a movie out of it, they would glamorize me quite a bit, so someone like Reece Witherspoon or something? She could play Southern and out-of-water quite well, I think. Although she doesn’t resemble me at all. Some completely unknown genuinely French actor (not someone faking the accent) would be my choice for Sébastien. Otherwise…I’m sure we can all agree that Hugh Jackman is gorgeous… 🙂 Not quite as gorgeous as Sébastien, OF COURSE, but if we have to take second-best….:)

    Thanks for reading! And thanks for coming onto the site to offer the kind words!

    May 12, 2010 at 6:13 pm
  • i reread your book before my big, first trip to paris:)

    paris was…magical.

    i’m still jet lagged (returned on sunday), but dreaming of my next trip…so much yet to see!!!

    thanks for sharing your story, which helped push me towards proposing this mini-study abroad two years ago and conquering my fears of long, transatlantic flights to explore a wonderful city.

    June 1, 2010 at 5:30 pm
  • I’m so glad you enjoyed it! And glad you had the chance to go. I will have to check out your blog to see your stories about what happened.

    June 2, 2010 at 7:26 am
  • kara

    Hi Laura. I picked up your book a few weeks ago as a vacation read. I had no idea it was based off a true story and, as soon as I realized that, I instantly became jealous of you! I also studied and worked in France and am madly in love with the country. Sadly, though, I have not yet bagged myself an adorable Frenchman as a souvenir. I hope we see more books about your intercultural adventures!

    July 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm
  • Thank you, Kara! Thanks for giving Blame It on Paris a try. I’m glad you’ve found a way to study and work in France. Are you planning on going back? (Or are you still there?)

    July 10, 2010 at 9:19 pm
  • kara

    Sadly, no, I am not in France any longer, Laura. I wish I could go back, but, as I’m sure you understand, it can be next to impossible to find a job and get the appropriate visa. I guess I’ll just have to settle for vacations. 🙂

    July 10, 2010 at 10:19 pm
  • Meridith

    Laura I just finished your book and I LOVED it! I’ve always been in love with Paris and it was quite fun to read! I have a French sister-in-law so it was doubly entertaining as I can relate to some of the culture differences. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your talent and experiences with us. Can’t wait to read more from you!

    August 8, 2010 at 12:37 pm
  • Thank you, Meridith! And thanks for stopping by the blog!

    August 30, 2010 at 7:53 pm
  • I`m trying to catch up with a lot of “old” blogging friends that I neglected for a loooooong time…are you still blogging?? How are you? Hope to find you well…Chamara

    November 12, 2010 at 2:18 am
  • Chamara, what a nice surprise for you to drop by! Thank you. 🙂 I haven’t been blogging, but I am thinking I would like to start trying to post a biweekly update on things at least. Especially since my next book is on CHOCOLATE, and you know what that means…I get to enjoy torturing people with pictures of all the delicious research I got to do. 🙂

    Thank you for stopping by!

    November 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm

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