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You will also find a Media Center that provides interview questions and topics, photographs of the author in high and low resolution, images of the front cover of the book in high and low resolution, story ideas, and articles that may be reprinted.
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Book review by Michele Kurlander
...despite my years and years of wandering the streets of Paris and discovering previously unknown places to savor, I found several I had not known about, described here with panache, depth and humor, and accompanied by photos that made me want to crawl through the pages.
Book review by Grady Harp
This very fine book, full of photographs and information for the most part unknown to the casual traveler, is a collection of articles he has previously published about the secret of what makes Paris so unique.
Book review by Joanna Daneman
...if you are planning a trip and want to do anything more than just seeing the Louvre, the Musee D'Orsay and the Eiffel Tower, I'd advise you to read "Paris Insights" first.
Book Review by Bonnie Way
Paris Insights—An Anthology is a collection of short articles and interviews about Paris, compiled or written by Tom Reeves, an American who now calls "the city of light" home. Most of the articles are about three pages long, making them easy to read in short periods of time—such as when I needed a break from studying for classes or was sitting down to nurse Lilibet. The articles are accompanied by black and white photographs that help bring the topics alive.
Book Review by Wandering Educators
Paris Insights – An Anthology is a wonderful, inspiring love letter to Paris. It's full of insightful essays about 5 different aspects of Paris: La Vie Parisienne, Americans in Paris, Churches and Cathedrals, Tasty Treats, and Paris, Past and Present.
Book review by Jim Calio
If you were to look up some old friends in Paris and ask them what to see and do, this is what you'd get...
Book review by David Burke
“To know Paris is to know a great deal,” as Henry Miller once said – an understatement if there ever was one...
Book review by Shirley Roe
Vibrant, colored photographs bring Paris to life accompanied by vivid and in-depth descriptions...
Book Review by Gracey Hitchcock
Paris Insight - An Anthology is not a guidebook in the usual sense; it is richer. Tom Reeves’s collection of short essays directs you to the “jewels” of the magical city of Paris.
Book review by Gary Lee
Paris Insights - An Anthology is at once witty, original, absorbing and a swift read. It offers precisely the kind of insider's view of the French capital...
Book review by Peter Greenberg
...a true insider's guide to one of my most favorite cities in the world, written by someone who has lived the special experiences you'll never find in a guide book.
Book review by Shelley Bradford Bell
Paris Insights – An Anthology...Easy to read and very informative, I think that it is the perfect starting point for planning travel to Paris.
Testimonial by Elizabeth Berry
Tom is a long-time resident of Paris whose book, Paris Insights - An Anthology invites the reader to experience Paris in a profound and intimate way.
Testimonial by Roger Cruise
In his book Paris Insights - An Anthology, Tom has assembled many of his articles about Paris that he wrote in his monthly newsletter.
Testimonial by Gary Anderson
Paris Insights - An Anthology is a book which I can wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who is interested in Paris.
Testimonial by Kitty Werner
Paris Insights - An Anthology is a terrific read. In it, Tom Reeves introduces the reader (or traveler) to the hidden places in Paris, the places travelers dream about discovering and relating to their friends back home.
Testimonial by Richard Doust
Met Tom in Paris in 2008 and again this year. His book covers Paris in an interesting and compelling manner...
A Valentine for Paris - Special Insights for Enjoying the Beauty and Romance of the City of Light on Valentine's Day
There are two things in this world that inspire unbridled passion: 1) the city of Paris, and 2) chocolate. For Valentine’s Day, Tom Reeves’ Paris Insights – An Anthology will whet readers’ appetite for both!
Discovering the Best of Paris - An Insider Offers Special Insights to Enjoying the Beauty and Delights of the City of Light
If you wanted to visit Paris, France, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you were able to call upon a really knowledgeable friend who had spent loads of time there, and ask for advice on where to go and what to do?
New Edition of Paris Insights - An Anthology Available on Amazon.com
Our readers' enthusiasm for Paris Insights - An Anthology has inspired us to release a new version of it, which we have christened the “Travelers’” edition.
Tom Reeves has been a confirmed Francophile since he first took an unpaid sabbatical in 1975 to travel to France to learn the language, see the country, and pursue a diploma in French language, literature, and civilization.
Interview questions for Tom Reeves
Tom is happy to answer your interview questions, but here are some sample questions to get you started!
- How did the idea of Paris Insights – An Anthology come about?
- In your book, Paris Insights – An Anthology, you talk about a wide variety of topics – from Parisians and their dogs to an Eastern Orthodox ceremony at Notre Dame Cathedral. What inspires you to select the topics that you write about?
Interview topics for Tom Reeves
Tom can provide expert commentary on the following topics:
Christmas in Paris
Best Chocolate Shops in Paris
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Reprintable article - A Chocolate Wonderland
This article, entitled "A Chocolate Wonderland," may be reprinted, in whole or in part, provided that credit is given to Tom Reeves. Permission to reprint must be granted in writing by Tom Reeves.
Reprintable article - Warming the Heart with Hot Chocolate
This article, entitled "Warming the Heart with Hot Chocolate," may be reprinted, in whole or in part, provided that credit is given to Tom Reeves. Permission to reprint must be granted in writing by Tom Reeves.
Here are some story ideas for articles about Paris:
The Fine Art of Coffee Roasting in Paris
Parisian Bistrots and Restaurants