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Author Pitt, Leonard.

Title My brain on fire : Paris and other obsessions / Leonard Pitt.

Imprint Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    92 PITT,L    Available
Description 350 pages ; 23 cm
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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.
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.
Subject Pitt, Leonard.
ISBN 1593766343 (paperback) : $16.95
9781593766344 (paperback) : $16.95

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