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Darien Author Publishes 'Paris' Memoir

Rosecrans Baldwin grew up in Darien, graduated from Darien High School and has since published two books, earning himself a coveted spot on bookshelves and e-readers around the country.

Rosecrans Baldwin grew up in Darien, graduated from Darien High School and has since published two books, earning himself a coveted spot on bookshelves and e-readers around the country.

His debut novel, You Lost Me There (2010) was included in NPR's Best Books of 2010 and Time and Entertainment Weekly's annual Best Books of the Summer list. The novel was also named a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.

Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down was published last month and is Baldwin's latest.  The book is a memoir and focuses specifically on the time he spent with his wife in Paris. 

“A charming, hilarious account of la vie Parisienne by an observant young American… Great fun and surprisingly touching," Kirkus, a wellknown industry reviewer, said about the book.

“It’s this balance of the city’s dirty deceptions… with the timeless elegance of every boulevard and back-alley bistro that makes the book feel so necessary and welcome," GQ wrote in a review.

"The novelist Rosecrans Baldwin was once all poetic about Paree. It was ‘an umbrella, a dream I carried around in case the weather turned bad.’ But when he finally moves there, cultural pratfalls and office politics turn the city into ‘a melancholy bubble,'" New York Times T Magazine said recently.

Baldwin will be at Barrett Bookstore in Darien on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss his new memoir.

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