Wednesday, January 16, 2008

French Milk by Lucy Knisley






French Milk is Lucy Knisley’s travel journal from a month spent in Paris. She went with her mother in January 2007, a few months before she graduated from college. The book is a combination of comics and photographs of their trip. It’s mostly day-to-day tourist stuff – dinners, shopping, museum visits – with some time spent worrying what she’ll do when she graduates, thinking about facing adulthood, and considering art.

While there’s not a whole lot of story (being a travelogue), Lucy’s voice is so perfect, that you kind of start to feel like you know her, and like maybe you should go visit her in Paris. And have a croissant. Or at least pick up a pen and start drawing a travel journal of your own. Good for those with wanderlust. (Unless you’re trying to get over it.) I’ll look forward to more.


2 comments:

Laura (Pinot and Prose) said...

I hadn't heard of this book at all but, being the Francophile that I am, I might have to move this book to the top of my list. Thanks for the review...even if I do want pain chocolat right now!

Laura (Pinot and Prose) said...

Oh, no! This book is out-of-print! Well, at least it's not available from Amazon or Baker & Taylor...