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My (Part-Time) Paris Life
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A memoir by a woman who confronts her lifelong fear of change, buys an apartment in Paris, and discovers that this one decision opens doors to a new life she never would have imagined.

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Lisa Anselmo spent most of her professional career in magazine publishing. Anselmo worked on the launch of Allure, the re-launch of Details with James Truman, and the redesign of the New Yorker for Tina Brown at Conde Nast. In 2007, she joined Time Inc., where she headed creative for a group of iconic magazines such as InStyle and People. Anselmo started traveling to Paris regularly over ten years ago, and eventually built another life across the ocean.

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A poignant meditation on self-love, maternal loss and the restorative force that is Paris.
Jennifer Coburn, author of "We ll Always Have Paris" Lisa Anselmo s tale of striving and self-discovery is proof of the magical magnetism of the City of Light. She might have entitled it Getting to Paris," where a new life can begin."
David Downie, author of "A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light" Charming. This book feels as if Lisa Anselmo is telling you her Paris story over coffee at a cafe. An intimate account of learning to grieve the loss of a parent while, at the same time, striving to live your dreams.
Janice MacLeod, "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Paris Letters"
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"" Leading with her heart, Lisa takes us inside the real Paris: the Paris of intermittent ecstasy and agony, triumph and frustration, magic and dysfunction. Her honesty, vulnerability and simple "joie de vivre" through the journey make it a pleasurable trip indeed.
Amy Thomas, author of "Paris My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)""


A poignant meditation on self-love, maternal loss and the restorative force that is Paris.
Jennifer Coburn, author of We ll Always Have Paris Lisa Anselmo s tale of striving and self-discovery is proof of the magical magnetism of the City of Light. She might have entitled it Getting to Paris," where a new life can begin."
David Downie, author of A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light Charming. This book feels as if Lisa Anselmo is telling you her Paris story over coffee at a cafe. An intimate account of learning to grieve the loss of a parent while, at the same time, striving to live your dreams.
Janice MacLeod, New York Times-bestselling author of Paris Letters

Leading with her heart, Lisa takes us inside the real Paris: the Paris of intermittent ecstasy and agony, triumph and frustration, magic and dysfunction. Her honesty, vulnerability and simple joie de vivre through the journey make it a pleasurable trip indeed.
Amy Thomas, author of Paris My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)"Enjoyable. Inspiring. Publishers Weekly Poignant a fresh voice. Booklist"[T]he city is more than a backdrop for her own narrative it's an active character that contributed to her personal growth." Travel & Leisure"

"A poignant meditation on self-love, maternal loss -- and the restorative force that is Paris."
--Jennifer Coburn, author of We'll Always Have Paris "Lisa Anselmo's tale of striving and self-discovery is proof of the magical magnetism of the City of Light. She might have entitled it "Getting to Paris," where a new life can begin."
--David Downie, author of A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light "Charming. This book feels as if Lisa Anselmo is telling you her Paris story over coffee at a cafe. An intimate account of learning to grieve the loss of a parent while, at the same time, striving to live your dreams."
--Janice MacLeod, New York Times-bestselling author of Paris Letters

"Leading with her heart, Lisa takes us inside the "real"Paris: the Paris of intermittent ecstasy and agony, triumph and frustration, magic and dysfunction. Her honesty, vulnerability and simple joie de vivre through the journey make it a pleasurable trip indeed."
--Amy Thomas, author of Paris My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)"Enjoyable. Inspiring." --Publishers Weekly"Poignant...a fresh voice." --Booklist"[T]he city is more than a backdrop for her own narrative--it's an active character that contributed to her personal growth." --Travel & Leisure

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