This delightful book has been sitting on the desk next to the bed for ages. I'd read a little, be captivated, want to go back to Paris and check out the things I missed, and then close the book to save it for later. I finally read the second half of the book all in one sitting simply because I wanted to recommend it to you!
If you like travel journals, travel memoirs, or Paris, or if you are interested in mother-daughter relationships that are nothing like what you might catch a glimpse of on Dr. Phil (i.e. the people are NOT screaming at each other and actually seem to care about each other) then I think you'll enjoy this lovely graphic memoir.
Sketching with a brush pen Knisley captures the sights, foods, and people she encounters on a six-week visit to Paris with her mom. There is emotion but no annoying angst. The pages are filled with delightful sketches, a few photographs, and an impression of her sojourn in Paris that will make you want to book a flight. So if you have been to Paris and want a little bit of "comfort food" or you plan to go and are interested in some offbeat places to visit when you are there (as well as an artist's take on some tourist places) check out this book.
Note: The title comes from the author's love of French milk—she drinks it constantly, can't get enough of it. I didn't have any milk when I was in Paris as I'm not a big milk drinker—I prefer the ice cream manifestation. If I were to write a book about my trip to Paris it would be called "French Bread." In fact I would like nothing more than to return to Paris and continue sampling the breads from the various neighborhood bakeries! Knisley's book contains enough bread for me to reminisce about too!