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Paris: A Love Story

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

I read the entire book without putting it down. Ms. Marton, a f

I read the entire book without putting it down. Ms. Marton, a
fascinating woman, wrote a loving tribute to her late husband in the
most poignant telling. Furthermore, she details her relationship with
her previous husband, and father of her children, the late Peter
Je...
I read the entire book without putting it down. Ms. Marton, a
fascinating woman, wrote a loving tribute to her late husband in the
most poignant telling. Furthermore, she details her relationship with
her previous husband, and father of her children, the late Peter
Jennings. It's no wonder that both her husbands were quite taken with
her, admitted flaws and all. Enjoyed it immensely.

posted by CCGeer on August 17, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Very odd book by woman who cheats on 3 husbands, leaves her husb

Very odd book by woman who cheats on 3 husbands, leaves her husband of 15 years, Peter Jennings, and children on the spur of the moment on Christmas to go on a 5 day road trip with the man who becomes her 3rd husband. Impossible to follow time line or figure out who car...
Very odd book by woman who cheats on 3 husbands, leaves her husband of 15 years, Peter Jennings, and children on the spur of the moment on Christmas to go on a 5 day road trip with the man who becomes her 3rd husband. Impossible to follow time line or figure out who cares for the Jenning children as she roams the world with Richard Holbrooke until he dies (also cheats on him). Boring and unsavory.

posted by 4207691 on September 9, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Very odd book by woman who cheats on 3 husbands, leaves her husb

    Very odd book by woman who cheats on 3 husbands, leaves her husband of 15 years, Peter Jennings, and children on the spur of the moment on Christmas to go on a 5 day road trip with the man who becomes her 3rd husband. Impossible to follow time line or figure out who cares for the Jenning children as she roams the world with Richard Holbrooke until he dies (also cheats on him). Boring and unsavory.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    I really wanted to like this book. Author survives communist rep

    I really wanted to like this book. Author survives communist repression of family and death of loved one by returning to her beloved Paris roots.

    There is just one problem with this: the author is completely unlikeable in almost every respect. She is basically a self-absorbed narcissist, who used men to get ahead, and cheated on both her husbands. I wanted to hear about the inner workings of ABC News or even the Serbia-Bosnia Peace Treaty, but instead all I got was her social whirl through Washington society and descriptions of her fabulous dinner parties. On top of that she is an inveterate name dropper of the worst sort…Hillary, Barbara, Barak and everyone else she can throw at you to let you know just how many rich and powerful types she knows.

    The worst part is that she has no scruples about any of this…traveling around the world on ABC’s dime to chase Peter Jennings and finally gets warned that she could lose her job, but never realizing she was cheating her employers and shamelessly pursing Jennings. Then she cannot get along with him because he is high maintenance as if she isn’t, but only desires that the spotlight be on her and not Jennings. Then when the marriage is breaking and up and Peter asks her to give him till spring to try and put it back together she hops in a car with Holbrooke for a one week vacation about one day after Peter made that statement. Amoral, or just immoral, but she has no scruples or even respect for the people she married, even cheating on Holbrooke endlessly, but of course he forgives her since basically “it is all about her.”

    Do yourself a favor and if you want to enjoy something Parisian watch Midnight in Paris or go get a good travel book and don’t waste your time on this drivel from an upper crust self-absorbed fool.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Would not recommend this book to anyone!  Seems to be a self abs

    Would not recommend this book to anyone!  Seems to be a self absorbed attempt to justify her life while emphasizing her importance and bravado in the world of journalism and politics. It should be titled more as a biography of the life of Kati Marton and not be considered a book about Paris, which gives the reader a false impression that it was truly centered only there.  Just not a fan!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    Blah

    The jottings of a young girl would have been up-tempo in comparison. Peter Jennings(in all his complexities) was the best part of the memoir.

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    Posted November 1, 2012

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