The Last Picture Show

Occasional updates from writer Rosecrans Baldwin.

Rosecrans is the author of Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down (GQ's Best Books of 2012) and You Lost Me There (New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice; NPR's Best Books of 2010). His next novel is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Rosecrans's essays appear in a variety of magazines, including GQ, Men's Journal, and the Oxford American. He talks about books on the radio for "All Things Considered."

He and his wife Rachel Knowles live in Southern California.

"Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down" makes NPR's Summer 2012 Critics' Lists


For all its downbeat title, this memoir is a love story about the city and its people. Saying goodbye to Paris, says Baldwin, is something a person does only when he knows that he’s dying. “Until then, Paris was forever one day soon.”

Jun 26, 2012