In anticipation of our upcoming trip to Paris I selected The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz for the March Book of the Month. This book chronicles the author's adventures as an American expat living in Paris over the last number of years. David is a pastry chef and a cookbook author who had been living and working in San Francisco until he decided to start life anew in Paris. With all of his belongings crammed into three suitcases, he arrived in Paris full of hope, only to discover that it was a very different world from the one he had left behind. The book is comprised of humourous anecdotes about various aspects of life in Paris from the difficulty of getting a good cup of coffee to the inability of Parisians to wait patiently in a queue to the apparent indifference of shopkeepers toward selling their wares.