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Paris

A Love Story : A Memoir
Marton, Kati (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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In this remarkably honest memoir, award-winning journalist and distinguished author Marton narrates an impassioned and romantic story of love, loss, and life after loss.
Authors: Marton, Kati
Title: Paris
a love story : a memoir
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
Characteristics: 199 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,22 cm
Summary: In this remarkably honest memoir, award-winning journalist and distinguished author Marton narrates an impassioned and romantic story of love, loss, and life after loss.
ISBN: 1451691556
9781451691559
1451691548
9781451691542
Statement of Responsibility: Kati Marton
Subject Headings: Paris (France) Biography Women journalists United States Biography Women authors, American Biography Jennings, Peter, 1938-2005 Holbrooke, Richard C., 1941-2010 Marton, Kati
Topical Term: Women journalists
Women authors, American
LCCN: 2012016676
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May 09, 2014
  • pl1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very interesting story.

If you're looking for a book about living in Paris, this isn't it. Kati keeps returning to Paris, but this is about her life as an foreign journalist married first to Peter Jennings, then Richard Holbrooke. If you don't know who they were, this may not interest you.

I would give this one a miss. Unless you personally know this author, not much too the book. the short of it boring. Not worth a read.

Mar 06, 2014
  • GLNovak rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This was not the book I was expecting. I guess because I had no idea who the author was I expected more of a flavour of Paris. Marton has had a full life from the sounds of it, but throughout this narrative all I can hear is someone who still has to come to terms with her life and what she wants out of it. I found her too gushy at times, to a point that almost sounded false. It was interesting, a quick read, with little glimpses into a Paris that I would like to come to know better. As a memoir, I was left thinking this was a bit of a gloss over.

Jan 13, 2014
  • genevieveleclair rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What an interesting book! Marton frankly discussed her marriages to two high profile men. Peter Jennings is depicted as needy and moody. Richard Holbrooke seemed to be a gem...smart, funny, and kind. I particularly enjoyed the description of her charming Parisian neighbourhood where people dress nicely to go out, small book stores still thrive, cinemas do not serve snacks and fresh baguettes are readily available. Sounds like heaven to me.

Sep 20, 2013
  • Travel rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I got bored with this book 3/4 of the way through. Some interesting facts, plenty of name dropping, but, as others have said, emotionally flat.

Mar 08, 2013
  • abpainter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A real page turner!

Feb 13, 2013
  • ownedbydoxies rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Oddly not very emotionally engaging. It's an interesting story and she's certainly lived a vibrant and exciting life, but somehow (perhaps protecting herself?) this book is so emotionally contained that for me, I found it lacking.

Feb 07, 2013
  • ENFPWOMAN rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not as good as I thought it would be. More like a meandering recollections memorial to her dead husband. She was a tv journalist, so she writes like that... mostly: we did this, met that person, had lunch at our favourite cafe. Ho hum.

Dec 22, 2012
  • Rock_Shadow rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Very good read; a remarkable woman.

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