I adore Terrance Gelenter's new book "From Bagels to Brioches."
It's chock full of wonderful stories that range from Hollywood to New York, from Brooklyn and to Paris where Terrance now lives in fabulous ex-pat bliss. I was fortunate enough to meet up with Terrance in late September when he hosted an extravagant dinner with a group of international boho types at Astier.
ex-pat tours are so wildly popular. Just go to his website, you'll get so much information!
Oh, and if you want to stay in a studio (I did in the Menilmontant district and loved it) or find the best cafe or where to get a great massage, Parisian-style--Terrance is the man!