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In Paris. In love. In trouble.
This is my blog about a book about a blog. Make sense? Anyway, the book’s title Petite Anglaise comes from the author’s popular blog and refers to the nickname the author gained as a young British woman living in Paris. Author/blogger Catherine Sanderson (known in the online community as “Petite” for short), was a working mother in a stagnant relationship with a Frenchman, the father of her infant daughter, when she decided to start a blog as a diversion from the reality of her less-than-exciting life. As she began to pour her thoughts out to an eager online audience, it became increasingly impossible for her to hide feelings of despair about her romantically-lacking relationship from the blog’s readers. One such reader with online name “Jim in Rennes” particularly got her attention and the rest is history – all recorded in real time on the internet. The book is a memoir based on events described in the blog, with lots of colorful description of Paris built in. I am looking forward to Petite's second installment (Sanderson secured a two-book deal after gaining media attention for suing her employer for wrongful termination when they discovered her blog).