Now, if one Paris guidebook crosses our desks that's food for inspiration, but when two arrive on the same day we consider it divine mandate to hightail it to the City of Lights.
Well, not really, but it does seem as if everyone is making plans to go soon so if you or a friend head out across the pond, check out the freshly released Paris: Wish You Were Here! and Eating and Drinking in Paris, which not only offer great local intel, but are also fully worthwhile cultural additions to your bookshelf -- and they're both written by LGBT authors.
Paris: Wish You Were Here offers a guide to the standard sights of Paris alongside excerpts about the city by everyone from Victor Hugo to Jack Kerouac and David Sedaris, accommodations recommendations and snippets of Parisian history -- "from Gaul to Gaultier".
Eating and Drinking in Paris, on the other hand, is pocket-sized and ruthlessly unpretentious encyclopedia of every foodstuff one could possible encounter in France. Unbelievably useful.