Americans in Paris

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167x120 image for ta010825americans_in_parisFor several generations, a certain kind of American has been drawn to Paris, pulled by a romantic vision of life in France. Writer David Sedaris is not one of those people. Yet circumstances have landed him in Paris. After two years, he has yet to set foot in the Louvre or Notre Dame. He's never visited the Eiffel Tower. But if you want to find the cheapest taxidermied lion on the Left Bank, he can tell you where to go. His version of Paris ... and stories of other Americans who live there.

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode, which originally aired July 28, 2000.


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Ira Glass