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Title My brain on fire : Paris and other obsessions / Leonard Pitt.
Author Pitt, Leonard.
Publication Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint, [2016]
Description 1 online resource (356 pages)
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Summary This is Leonard Pitt's story of growing up the misfit in Detroit in the 1940s and 50s. In a later age he would have been put on Ritalin and paraded before psychiatrists because he couldn't pay attention in school. In 1962, at the end of a misguided foray towards a career in advertising he took the ultimate cure, a trip to Paris. He thought it would only be a visit. He stayed seven years. There in the City of Light, Leonard's mind exploded. And it hasn't stopped since.
Contents Early misery, later salvation -- Breaking away -- Paris at last -- Louis's high heels -- Pursuing the dance -- The fabulous garden of the Palais-Royal -- The english lesson -- Richard's turtle -- Thrown out of the café -- The spectacular rise and ignominious fall of Napoleon III -- My dinner wish Simson -- Oceans of black ink -- My fifteen minutes of fame -- Life after Paris -- Seeing the patterns -- Chasing that thought -- Eco-rap -- Writing Paris -- Paris and the future, uh-oh! -- The key to a brilliant Paris future -- The origins of the aesthetic of modern architecture -- Dissociation in architecture -- Back to school for me -- A family portrait -- Surprised by love -- The one thing missing from our beautiful life -- How can I forget, chocolate -- And in the end.
Note Print version record.
Subject Pitt, Leonard.
Authors, American -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Biography.
Paris (France) -- Description and travel.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Pitt, Leonard. My brain on fire. Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint, [2016] 1593766343 (OCoLC)913304853
ISBN 9781619027671 electronic bk.
1619027674 electronic bk.

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