- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: TGRS Communications (May 28, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0992005302
- ISBN-13: 978-0992005306
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,901,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Je T'Aime, Me Neither Paperback – May 28, 2013
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About the Author
April Lily Heise, a Canadian, has been living in Paris since 2000. Ever since, she's been trying quite unsuccessfully to stay out of romantic trouble. This is her first book, however, her romantic musings are shared via her blog Je T'Aime, Me Neither. She has been contributing to various travel publications including Frommer's Paris and Frommer's France guides, the Conde Nast Daily Traveler blog, Lonely Planet blog and others. In addition she has written two business English guides and has extensive experience translating, two books by noted French intellectual Jacques Attali.
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The book starts off with Lily being dumped by her Parisian boyfriend, to her utter shock, and her decision to recover by indulging in a summer fling. This search for the fling takes up the next 3 years of her life.
She, along with her cohorts, drinks her way through Paris, generally to the point of waking up in odd places like cornfields, the dank back of bars, and so on, with men that she often doesn't remember meeting, and knows nothing about. She nevertheless decides each time that the guy will be her "fling". Each time the guy turns out to be either uninterested, married, (or at least partnered), on their way to a foreign country (or so they say), or in some way simply unavailable. This ordinarily seems to happen within a short period of time.
Each time our author is baffled as to why they are not interested. She tells us many times how charming and witty she is, what a "hot blond" she is, and, of course, she is willing to divest herself of her virtue and her dignity at the drop of a hat. The men, with the exception of one particular guy who appears to be potentially mentally unbalanced, spend a night with her, and then can't escape fast enough. Each time she waits expectantly for future action.
I think the book is supposed to be funny and irreverent. It is irreverent. It isn't funny. It's tedious and boring. All the men are basically the same, and want the same thing from her. She plays the same games with all of them, each time. Most of her nights begin and end with bottles of wine being consumed, and, in some instances, dancing on tables. She treks across Paris to their apartments, endures "dates" with no food or entertainment other than the men getting her into bed, hunts down some of them where they work (a couple of bartenders), and so forth. None of the "relationships" is more than what is available to her through the alcoholic haze she appears to be perpetually gazing through.
Even the most casual of readers will see that there is nothing about Lily that these men are interested in that can be found above the waist. And yet, she is continuously perplexed by the fact that they use her and dump her, often very unceremoniously. She whines relentlessly about this, but never seems to put it together that the bottom feeders she pursues will never rise to the top of the pond.
I actually finished this book. I'm not sure why, except that it was a brainless read. After all Lily's running around, sleeping around, dragging around with hangovers, and basically waiting impatiently by the phone for men who don't call, the book just ends. Just ends. The last encounter of the book finishes, and it's over. There's no point to any of it. No self realization. No insight. I'm sure some folks will say that it's not important to have a conclusion. But, this is a BOOK, written by someone who writes for a living. You'd expect there to be some reason for writing it, other than just for the money.
Anyway, some people evidently like it. I didn't. I really look for more than this in a book, even a book that I'm expecting in advance to be a fun read. I'm giving it 2 stars because it's proficiently written. At least I didn't have to slog through misspellings and grammatical errors. That's worth something.
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