French Milk

frenchmilkAfter seeing several reviews of French Milk around the blogs, I decided I had to get in on that action.  Frenchness, drawings, and rave reviews? Count me in! Oh la la mon cherie!

So, for Lucy’s 22nd and her mother’s 50th birthdays, they decide to go to Paris for a little over a month.  They rent a flat and spend all their time eating, drinking milk, going to museums and cafes, drinking milk, going to kitschy little yard sales, drinking milk and just generally having the time of their lives in Paris.

Did I mention they drank some milk?

Apparently French Milk is sweeter and therefore BETTER than the American kind.  *shrugs* I am not a fan of milk, but I’d give it a go. BECAUSE IT IS IN PARIS. Dude.  C’est magnifique!

Basically, Lucy describes her days of food, fun and milk in the style of a journal, however, instead of really writing entries alone, she also draws pictures, takes photographs, and muses about art school, first loves and her evolving relationship with her mother.  It’s a really lovely little slice of life look at a girl just starting out in life and at the chance of a lifetime-living in Paris. In her 20s. And drinking all the French Milk she can stomach.  All in all, I found it to be a delightfully pleasant read.

French Milk
Written by:
Lucy Knisley 
208 pages
Touchstone; Revised edition (October 14, 2008)

Author also wrote:

Radiator Days

Also Reviewed by:

BermudaOnion | book-a-rama | Pop Culture Junkie | BethFishReads

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I received this book from the library, after they were kind enough to let me check it out.

14 thoughts on “French Milk

  1. This is going to be a really stupid comment. My French chef buddy and the half-German kid who rode with us to swimming have both made comments about the milk in Europe vs. American milk and how cows that aren't shot up with hormones produce creamier milk that's better for your health. I don't know if they're right because I don't recall drinking milk in France and I've never been to Germany . . . and, come to think of it, I don't even like milk. But, I thought that was interesting. French Milk just happens to be on my wish list so I'm glad you found it pleasant!
    .-= Bookfool, aka Nancy´s last blog ..The Sum of His Syndromes by K. B. Dixon and a bunch of malarkey (it *is* Monday, after all) =-.

  2. I enjoyed this book too! By the way, we lived in France for two years and never saw the wonderful, fresh milk Lucy referred to. I recently had lunch with a friend who lived there the same time we did and asked her if she ever experienced fresh milk there and she didn't either. Thanks for linking to my review.
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Review: Push =-.

  3. This was one of the first books I read this year (after seeing it mentioned on Iliana's blog as one of her favorite books of 2008) and it will be one of my favorites for the year. There is a farm by us that sells unpasteurized milk (ostensibly for animals but a friend of mine drinks it – and loves it) but I am not brave enough to try it. Knisley also had me wanting to try foie gras, which I did (tastes like meat-flavored butter, in case you didn't know), and while I didn't hate it, I don't think I'll be in a rush to try it again, either.

    Glad you enjoyed the book!
    .-= Lesley´s last blog ..Announcing: 2010 Bibliophilic Books Challenge =-.

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