Paris: A Love Story

Paris: A Love Story

by Kati Marton
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Paris: A Love Story by Kati Marton

This New York Times bestseller is a memoir for anyone who has ever fallen in love in Paris or with Paris.

This is a memoir for anyone who has ever fallen in love in Paris, or with Paris.

PARIS: A LOVE STORY is for anyone who has ever had their heart broken or their life upended.

In this remarkably honest and candid memoir, award-winning journalist and distinguished author Kati Marton narrates an impassioned and romantic story of love, loss, and life after loss. Paris is at the heart of this deeply moving account. Marton paints a vivid portrait of an adventuresome life in the stream of history. Inspirational and deeply human, Paris: A Love Story will touch every generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451691559
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 399,950
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kati Marton is the author of True Believer: Stalin's American Spy; Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World; Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History; Wallenberg; The Polk Conspiracy; and A Death in Jerusalem. She is an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent. She lives in New York City.

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Paris: A Love Story 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
CCGeer More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
seabrooker More than 1 year ago
Her writings on dealing with loss and grief were moving. The rest of it made me think she was not someone I would want as a friend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Barbaraketubah More than 1 year ago
Interesting to read Kati Marton's story, bringing in other people who I definitely heard about, especially Peter Jennings. She gave more of an in depth idea of what Mr. Jennings was like and she really found her true companion in her second husband, Holbrook who unfortunately passed away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kati Marton's skills as a journalist and author coupled with the love of her husband, Richard Holebrooke make for an extradordinary memoir. Kati takes one into her life on many levels, including her struggles with her past/her family's past in Hungary and beyond, her husband's interesting life of international involvement, and her many travels independently and with her husband. The book proved to be interesting and touching.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The experiences of Marton's life combined with her deft writing style have all the makings for a fascinating memoir. Unfortunately her overwhelming ego hijacks the telling, and instead we end up with the equivalent of an extended airline magazine story. Reading this is like the mental equivalent of sitting on furniture protected by vinyl covering. If it showed up in Hemispheres magazine, it would keep you pleasantly distracted between New York and Chicago, but I can't really recommend spending money on it.
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Roslyn0 More than 1 year ago
This was a fascinating book to read because it takes you behind the scenes of newsmakers from the 1960s’ to current times. Kati Marton is an award-winning journalist and distinguished author. Although the book centers on her emotional life, with two of her famous husbands, Peter Jennings and diplomat Richard Holbrooke it gives us Paris through her eyes as student, a journalist, a mother, a dignitary, and as a woman in love. Kati Marton studied there in 1968 when she was in college. She served as an ABC correspondent in Europe and met Peter Jennings in Paris. After that marriage broke up, she meets Richard Holbrooke, and they bought a pied-a-terra in Paris. Marton describes her marriages in depth, showing the men as extremely complex and difficult to live with. There is also the political and cultural world that she and her husbands travel in with so many famous people. In addition, to the wonderful photos of the eras, there are numerous descriptions of restaurants, cafés, hotels, parks, shops and glamorous homes, that played a part in the life of this journalist, author and socialite. The various anecdotes she shares with the reader, especially her interactions with Hilary Clinton are spellbinding. Kati's dinner parties sound alluring. There are many historical autobiographical details about her Hungarian family’s surviving the Nazis, and then being imprisoned by the Communists. They are finally released and the family escapes to America. I found this book to be exactly what I thought it would be, the memoirs of a woman’s loves and losses with Paris as the background. Even though it is a true memoir, for those of us living an ordinary life it’s fantasy.
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MTDIVA More than 1 year ago
I love Paris and I love this book! Kati Marton gives us an intimite and honest peek into her exciting life as a journalist, and her marriages to two very important and influential men - Peter Jennings and Richard Holbrooke. She touches on important historical events she witnessed and the powerful people she encounters along the way. She writes with humility and respect and reverence of others. She writes from her heart and it easily comes across in her gifted writing style. She is unpretentious and real. Kati Morton is someone you'd love to invite to coffee and hear more about her fascinating life! My book club is planning a "Paris Night" to celebrate the "City of Lights" and this fabulous book!!! I not only thoroughly enjoyed this book, but learned some history along the way! Highly HIGHLY recommended!!! THANK YOU KATI!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. I think thing the research detail were excellent. I didn't want to lay it down once I started reading.
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I found the book very interesting and I would recommend it. A very good read!
SPA More than 1 year ago
I purchased this audio book based on the title so I was surprised that it was a true story about Kati Marton, Peter Jennings and Richard Holbrooke and her marriages to them. I can't say that it was great but it was easy to listen to and enjoyable.
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Loved it her havin 3 husbands
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive always loved paris so im gonna enjoy this book
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This is a great book! What an incredible life Kati Marton has had and she's still going strong.
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