Book Report: Our Hearts Were Young & Gay

Book Report: Our Hearts Were Young & Gay

This whole last minute trip to Paris has me feeling incredibly nostalgic. Both for my Euro-backpacking days in college and for all the books I’ve read about traveling in Paris. In particular, I feel just like Cornelia from Our Hearts Were Young and Gay.

Originally published in 1942, it details the true European adventures of college-graduates Cornelia and Emily in the 1920’s. The book hilariously chronicles the false-pretension and comic-foibles of being a young woman abroad. I laugh out loud every time I read it.

Part of the excitement is that I’m planning to meet Sara and her parents for tea at the famous macaroon bakery, Laduree, one day. How continental!

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  1. Andie at 5:27 pm

    Don’t forget to wear feathers. And send me a post card!

    Au Revoir…

  2. mrsem Author at 11:22 pm

    Check the library. In my experience, they usually have a copy somewhere.

  3. hyb at 3:50 am

    hope you have lots of fun!

    p.s. i’ve been travelling for a few days myself – and actually saw my first see’s candies store and picked up some of those dark chocolate molasses chips i remembered you recommending. how yummy!!!!