Paris Times Eight: Finding Myself in the City of Dreams

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Over eight visits to Paris, Deirdre Kelly has found herself — first as a 19-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 ...

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Over eight visits to Paris, Deirdre Kelly has found herself — first as a 19-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.

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"Written in a very engaging style... the book shows us Paris in various incarnations, as seen through the eyes of a woman who sees it differently each time she visits. This charming travel memoir shows us how a person and a city can grow and change in tandem"—Booklist, 09/15/09
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  • ISBN-13: 9781553652687
  • Publisher: Greystone Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted November 10, 2009

    Paris Calling

    A first-rate literary rendering of a series of visits to a great world city. Evocative, funny, sad, inspiring. I finished it in one sitting. It made me want to go to Paris all over again!

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  • Posted November 3, 2009

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    Loved This Book!

    Think Eat, Pray, Love ... but set in Paris, meaning a whole lot sexier and inspirational, if, like me, you are a francoophile. The writing is gripping from page one. I burned through it. She's a journalist and there are lots of journalistic bits in there as well. Read the Fashionista chapter, when she's in Paris covering the shows for her newspaper in Canada. Hilarious! But there are sad bits. She's had a bumpy ride of it with her own mother. I found myself rooting for her.

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  • Posted February 2, 2010

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    Paris seen by an almost parisienne

    As a long time French-anything enthusiast, I was delighted to read this book. What a great concept!: a memoir about growing up with each trip to the City of Light. The author Deirdre Kelly represents many of us who find Paris fascinating yet unattainable. Of all the cities in the world, the hardest place to "make it" is in Paris. (For Americans, that is. For Europeans I'd assume LA or NYC would be comparable to Paris, yet Paris is still seen as a feat for European foreigners as well.)

    I had a few issues with the book concerning the main "character." There are many instances as a teenager and in college that she shows signs that she is her mother's daughter, and they are more similar as two outsiders than she knows it. I was disappointed that the author did not express this more or at all, especially in the beginning of the book.

    The book dragged at times. I would've been more disappointed if this were a fictional novel, but as a memoir, her occasional digression and outlooks are expected; if you're looking for fast-paced Paris action, I would hold out on this one. I wish the author described more of the adventures she must have had, but it was still an insightful read and I will use the book as tour guide during my next trip to Paris.

    Aside from the tumultuous, odd, and at times inexplicable relationship with her mother, I found her outlook on her relationships to be very real, including her relationship with the city. The author is truly relatable throughout the book and her desire to achieve success in Paris is enlightening and seen with sympathy.

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