Full episode
165: Americans In Paris
Act One

Him Talk Pretty Three Days

David Sedaris takes Ira on a tour of his favorite spots in Paris. He moved to France with no special feelings for the place. His head wasn't full of Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein and Sartre and Proust; he was a blank slate. And so the places he's found as his favorites tend to be places where the people aren't mean to him when he speaks French, or places where very unusual and fascinating objects are sold, or place that are unlike anywhere in the States. (27 minutes). David describes his struggle with daily life in France in his book Me Talk Pretty One Day .

Song:

“Si Tu Dois Partir” by Lloyd Cole
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