Claire Lundberg

Claire Lundberg is a writer, literary scout, and former New Yorker now living in Paris.

Dispatches From the Welfare State
Feb. 13 2014 1:10 PM“But You Speak French So Well!”Why are Parisians so surprised that an American would want to live in France?
Dispatches From the Welfare State
Feb. 3 2014 11:52 PMThe Autonomous 3-Year-OldUniversal pre-K is a long tradition in France, and one that American parents might envy.
Dispatches From the Welfare State
Jan. 27 2014 11:52 PM$200 Minus $200Having a baby in Paris gave me a crash course in socialized medicine—and a new, very French definition of “costly.”
Family
Nov. 2 2012 7:07 AMTrapped by European-style Socialism—And I Love It!Maybe working moms can have it all—in France.
Family
Feb. 15 2012 6:00 AMThe French Government Wants To Tone My VaginaInside my amazing and embarrassing postnatal “perineal re-education” class, paid for by la France.
Dispatches From the Welfare State
Feb. 6 2014 2:46 PMWhere Student Loan Debt Is an Alien ConceptNavigating France’s higher-ed system requires lots of planning and test-taking, but not a whole lot of money.
Dispatches From the Welfare State
Jan. 29 2014 11:52 PMBoo to the BoulangerieThe Parisian shopping experience is fun for tourists. But if you live here, it’s a nightmare.
Doublex
July 15 2013 7:30 AMIt’s Amazing to Be a Working Mom in France—Unless You Want a JobFrance supports women having children, and then discriminates against them for it.
Books
May 5 2012 12:14 AMThe Bewildering Art of the Air KissAn expatriate's memoir explains how this is no longer your parents’ Paris.