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I ordered this pre publication and was really looking forward to it. I was surprised that it was more like a textbook in size and content. I have made frequent extended visits to Paris. Most of the recommendations are in the 10th and 11th and the ones I checked out seemed to be too much alike ( shopping). Quite a bit of history included. I agree with another reviewer who recommends you just wander the streets and make your own discoveries. Paris is full of beautiful intriguing sites. This is too heavy to carry around,so you have to make notes or photograph pages. There is a list in the back , about 15 pages, of Favorites that could be helpful.
The book looks great, but it came in a regular envelope and was really beat up. Corners were all bent and the binding had been broken at the top. It looked okay, but disappointing for a brand new book.
It reads like a grad student essay; it appears to be a collection of previously written blogs based on reporting, interviews, articles composed for other publications. Accurately gives the sense of the new generation of Paris designers, chefs, gourmand merchants, that are changing [gentrifying] the 11th, the 10th around the St. Martin Canal, and urban Paris in general. It might serve as a warning for you traditionalists who will be shocked at vegan pizza and drip coffee; Paris as Park Slop, Seattle, Oakland. It's fair warning. Like Ten Bells boulangerie in the 11th, excellent bread and pastries, but pas de baguette.
Well written with great images. However, I did not find the book all that helpful. I was already familiar with most of the places noted in the book. . I was disappointed by the predominant " white" view of France and Paris. France and Paris is so much more than this. Though the book mentions Maison Chateau Rouge and the support of Merci with people in Dakar --- Where are the "New" restaurants, patisseries , galeries, shops etc which showcase the current vibrant francophone African,and West Indian cultures ? I think the book has too narrowly defined "Paris".