French Like Moi
A novel by Scott Dominic Carpenter
Thursday 1st October, 7pm
Join Don George (below right) as he interviews Scott Dominic Carpenter (below left) about his hilarious new memoir, French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris.
When Scott Carpenter moves from Minnesota to Paris, little does he suspect the dramas that await: scheming neighbors, police denunciations, surly demonstrators, cooking disasters, medical mishaps―not to mention all those lectures about cheese! It turns out that nothing in the City of Light can be taken for granted, where even trips to the grocery store lead to adventure. In French Like Moi, Carpenter guides us through the merry labyrinth of the everyday, one hilarious faux pas after another. Through it all, he keeps his eye on the central mystery of what makes the French French (and Midwesterners Midwestern).
Free. For AF members only.
Scott Dominic Carpenter teaches literature and creative writing at Carleton College (MN). Winner of a Mark Twain House Royal Nonesuch Prize (2018) and a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, he’s the author of Theory of Remainders: A Novel (named to Kirkus Reviews’ “Best Books of 2013”) and of This Jealous Earth: Stories.
His website is sdcarpenter.com.
Don George has been Travel Editor at the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, founder and editor of Salon.com’s Wanderlust travel site, and Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet. He is currently Editor at Large for National Geographic Travel. Don’s best essays and articles from 40 years of travel writing have been collected in the award-winning anthology The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George.