Paris Times Eight - Finding...
“Very engaging . . . This charming travel memoir shows us how a person and a city can grow and change in tandem.” —Booklist Over eight visits to Paris, Deirdre Kelly has found herself—first as a nineteen-year-old and then later as a budding writer, a dance critic, and a fashion reporter. Subsequent visits—with her mother, her future husband, and later as a mother herself—have shown her that while some parts of Paris remain constant, her life is always evolving. More than just a beautiful and romantic backdrop for her self-discovery, Paris itself contributes to that discovery, emerging as a principal character in Kelly’s life, an influence that inspires, guides, and teaches as she ages. A terrific gift for budding travelers, Francophiles, and women on their own path toward growth, this book reminds readers of their own favorite place. “A poignant, honest, and deliciously sexy coming-of-age story.” —Jan Wong, national bestselling author of Beijing Confidential “Deirdre Kelly’s writing is fast-paced and full of color and gives the reader an insider’s view. She gets it right.” —Sally Armstrong, national bestselling author of The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor “Takes the reader on a colorful travelogue along the narrow streets of the Marais district, the spectacular Tuileries gardens and the bustling Galleries Lafayette department store . . . a fast-paced, breezy read, its substance subtly woven into a tale of a city whose glamour and beauty never fades.” —Ottawa Citizen “At times pensive, sardonic and laugh-out-loud funny, as it chronicles a real life with all its comedies and tragedies.” —Calgary Herald