Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Book Report: Our Hearts Were Young & Gay

This whole last minute trip to Paris has me feeling incredibly nostalgic. Both for my Euro-backpacking days in college and for all the books I've read about traveling in Paris. In particular, I feel just like Cornelia from Our Hearts Were Young and Gay.

Originally published in 1942, it details the true European adventures of college-graduates Cornelia and Emily in the 1920's. The book hilariously chronicles the false-pretension and comic-foibles of being a young woman abroad. I laugh out loud every time I read it.

Part of the excitement is that I'm planning to meet Sara and her parents for tea at the famous macaroon bakery, Laduree, one day. How continental!

5 comments:

Andie said...

Don't forget to wear feathers. And send me a post card!

Au Revoir...

Sara said...

Yay Paris!!
I can't wait :)

love.boxes said...

I would love to read this!

MissEm said...

Check the library. In my experience, they usually have a copy somewhere.

hyb said...

hope you have lots of fun!

p.s. i've been travelling for a few days myself - and actually saw my first see's candies store and picked up some of those dark chocolate molasses chips i remembered you recommending. how yummy!!!!