Paris: A Love Story

Paris A Love Story 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

  • Title: Paris: A Love Story
  • Author: Kati Marton
  • ISBN: 9781451691542
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 theThis 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 At every stage of her life, Paris offers Marton beauty and excitement, and now, after the sudden death of her husband Richard Holbrooke, it offers a chance for a fresh beginning With intimate and nuanced portraits of Peter Jennings, the man to whom she was married for fifteen years and with whom she had two children, and Richard, with whom she found enduring love, Marton paints a vivid account of an adventuresome life in the stream of history Inspirational and deeply human, Paris A Love Story will touch every generation.

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    1. I kept thinking this was called Kati: Why Does Anyone Like Me? or Kati: Why Do Men Keep Falling at My Feet? Surrounding her adult life story with the various happy and interesting times spent in Paris was the only thing that kept me reading this book. I truly did enjoy reading about her time as a student at the Sorbonne and the many wonderful French meals she shared with her various lovers/husbands. But it was the uneven sharing of her relationships that turned me off. She was married young to s [...]

    2. I wanted to like this book, I really did. The title, the jacket blurbs, even the cover photo led me to believe it was just the book to read right now. Sadly, after struggling through the first half, I had to force myself to finish just to make sure I had not missed the point somehow. Yes, Marton is a lovely and accomplished writer- her descriptions are often lyrical and her love for Paris, her children and both Peter Jennings & Richard Holbrooke is often palpable. She has led an amazingly bl [...]

    3. Kati Marton is as interesting a writer as she is a person, and this exceptionally frank and revealing memoir captures both aspects of her being. She begins with the last days of Richard Holbrooke, then traces through the highs and lows of her two marriages, to Holbrooke and, before that, to Peter Jennings. This is a woman who was married to two exceptional men, who had a brilliant journalistic career of her own, and who has become an exceptional writer, beginning with her poignant and dramatic b [...]

    4. I'm so disappointed. I waited for this book for weeks and I was so happy when it came in to the library.I was expecting a well-written and loving account of life in Paris. What did I get? It's a very slight, self-absorbed account of a woman who comes off as smug and superficial. She was a foreign correspondent in interesting times, she was married to two fascinating and very different men, she travelled the world. None of that really shines through. The book is disjointed and seems like she toss [...]

    5. I have mixed feelings about this book so I gave it a fair rating.The book is very well written. Kati Marton is a famous journalist who knows how to write. I was expecting a wonderful book about Paris & a love letter to her deceased husband. That wasn't what I found.I saw Ms. Marton interviewed on a few television shows about this book. She described it as a love letter to her deceased husband and Paris. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review this book. I settled down in my quiet be [...]

    6. I wish I could say I enjoyed this memoir more. Sadly this is not terribly compelling stuff. The book quickly devolves into tedious and superficial recitations of people places and things. More importantly there was very little evidence of introspection. Marton's publisher went to press too soon. Her reputation as a fine journalist and biographer is not well served by this work which reads like an extended article in "O" Magazine. A missed oppportinity.

    7. I enjoyed reading Kati Morton's story of her life at a time of loss, and of love on her journey of life. I recommend first reading her book, Enemies Of The People: My Family's Journey to America. I've always admired Richard Holbrooke & quite liked Peter Jennings but did not know until recently that they've both been married to Kati Morton. Her book is well written & precise. The story of her family is inspiring of strength & resilience & love. I love Paris too & used to live [...]

    8. I had very little idea who this person was. The title caught my eye, and loving all things Paris I grabbed it. Divorced from Peter Jennings and widow of Richard Holbrooke, this is her memoir. An accomplished reporter and writer in her own right, this details her personal relationships with her lovers, husbands, children, family and chronicles her news and writing careers. What a piece of work this chick is! But I would love to know her. Wouldn't want to be married to her. If you are looking for [...]

    9. Arg, I don't want to not like this book. I mean who wants to be mean to someone who is processing the loss of her husband and her ex-husband in memoir form? I don't. However this book is not good. First the premise of the story involving Paris, interesting, however that would require more than a 1/3rd of the story to take place in Paris. Kati Marton has had an interesting life. It is too bad that Kati Marton is more interested in name dropping than actually talking about anything of substance. T [...]

    10. Some keywords: love, death, starting from the bottom, getting to the top, passion and fine skill for writing, taking part in the history of the world, actual, highest class society, humanity, honesty, re-discovering yourself and your roots.And of course, Paris.A more elaborated review will follow shortly.

    11. I won this memoir on . I entered the drawing based upon the statements made that the book was for anyone who loves Paris, or has fallen in love in Paris. Like other readers I was not familiar with Ms. Marton, but after reading the book, I feel like I SHOULD have known her and should have known her husbands and their fabulous contributions to life as we know it. I will agree that Peter Jennings was a great news man (but apparently not such a great man), and that Richard Holbrooke did make wonderf [...]

    12. My reaction is mixed to this book that's described as a memoir, raising unfortunate expectations in me as a reader that might be better fulfilled by her PREVIOUS memoir: ENEMIES OF THE STATE (though til I read that, I cannot know whether my suspicions will prove true or not, or whether I would then read this book differently.)This book seems to have been written relatively soon after Kati Marton's beloved husband Richard Holbrooke died suddenly; consequently, the author seems influenced, I think [...]

    13. 3.5. Kati Marton is the widow of diplomat Richard Holbrooke. Prior to this memoir, she had been an ABC foreign correspondent and then the author of 7 books. This memoir is based on the journals she kept during the year following her husband's death. I was drawn to her accounts of Paris the city and how her relationship with it shaped her life. She contrasts her two marriages- her first husband discouraged her career ambitions whereas her second husband loved her for who she was. The city where t [...]

    14. This autobiography was a good read. Kati Marton, who fled her homeland, Hungary with her journalist parents, went on to live a globe trotting life as a journalist and author herself. She fell in love with the well known (well, really superstar) journalist, Peter Jennings to whom she was married for 15 years and had two children. When her often tumultuous marriage ended, she was courted by and then married diplomat Richard Holbrooke with whom she spent some of her most satisfying years until his [...]

    15. I was surprisingly swept away by this memoir by Kati Morton. Who would have ever thunk it! I, purposely didn't read the back cover because I wanted it to be a surprise and a surprise it was! I had no idea that I would be reading about a woman who was a foreign correspondent in Bonn Germany, where she met and fell in love with a very famous news anchor (I won't spoil it here, for you) and about her life amongst the powerful and famous in the U.S. and the world. Kati Morton was reporting during th [...]

    16. Wow I loved this book. Kati Marton is continuing to live such an interesting life in Hungary, Paris, New York, and all points in between. Among her three marriages were two to fascinating, world-famous figures, news correspondent Peter Jennings and Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, she more than held her own by being one of the first women foreign correspondents and then author of over a dozen books.But I found her tales of love, romance, raising children and eventual widowhood the most compelling p [...]

    17. Kati Marton has had a life-long love for Paris. She studied there in 1968 when she was in college. She served as an ABC correspondent in Europe and met Peter Jennings in Paris during their affair before they married and had two children. She bought a pied-a-terra in Paris with her husband, Richard Holbrooke, after their marriage. Marton describes her marriages to these two enorously complex, and sometimes difficult, men and it was to Paris that she retreated after the sudden death of Holbrooke. [...]

    18. Poorly written and tedious book, devoid of emotion, humor or personality. I only read it through the end because Kati had been with 2 very interesting men, and I wanted to find out what was so special about her to attract these 2 incredibly powerful charismatic men. I found her utterly self absorbed and selfish. She talks about Richard Holbrooke being the great love of her life, and then she goes and cheats on him! What???? The whole book seems to be a puff piece about her great career, fabulous [...]

    19. Kati Marton was an ABC foreign correspondent who was stationed around the world whose Hungarian parents were jailed as American spies before the family fled Hungary for America during her childhood. She has written multiple books over the course of her career and was married to two prominent characters, Peter Jennings of ABC and Richard Holbrooke who served as an American diplomat. On the surface of it, Marton appears to have led an utterly fascinating life which I was excited to read about, esp [...]

    20. I have been in a Paris reading kick since a recent visit, and this book was such a lovely reminder of that beautiful, historic, sometimes tragic city. I'm rather stingy with my 5 star ratings, usually reserving them for true classics, but if a reading experience like this doesn't deserve 5 stars I'm not sure what does. Ms. Marton obviously had an exciting life as a foreign correspondent and then wife to Peter Jennings and later the diplomat Richard Holbrooke, who I had not heard of but was obvio [...]

    21. I found this book by accident and ended up listening to it in one day - I loved it! Anyone who has spent time in Paris or who is interested in political and historical events of the 20th century, plus a heartwarming story of love and family will like this book. Kati Marton discusses her life in Budapest in the 1950s during the revolution, in Paris from the 1960s to today, New York and London among other places. She also discusses the different world events she covered for news networks in the 19 [...]

    22. One woman, two men, three eras, and one magical city: a memoirist's dream! Onto this dazzling but well-trod stage strides the fearless Kati Marton, whose Paris: A Love Story is an exciting and elegant paean to the city that is ever at the heart of her high-pressure life as a successful public woman married to two very successful public men."Why did no one tell me that we have love on loan?" an inconsolable Marton cries, early in her memoir, as she mourns the sudden death of her adored second hus [...]

    23. Let me just say that I am an absolute sucker for books about Paris-history, memoirs, novels, it doesn't matter. So when I was excited to read this book after finding it at a bookstore. Once I started it, I remember reading an excerpt in an issue of Vogue. The book started off okay but I found myself disliking Kati more and more as I read on. By the end of the book, I wanted to throw the book against the wall and was cursing myself for actually paying money for it.At the beginning as she describe [...]

    24. I read this book because back in the late '70s, I frequently 'bumped into' Kati in Washington DC. My friends at the time were mostly young journalists, and a good friend was at ABC with Peter Jennings. Kati along with Diane Sawyer were among the intelligent, beautiful and charming women (a bit older than myself), who were also making their way as journalists, then very much still a man's world. The intelligence and charisma of these two women was very real, and they were almost always escorted b [...]

    25. The book started slowly and it was initially disjointed but gradually picked up pace. book is strewn with famous people's names all the people Kati and her husbands came in contact with during their careers. The The latter part of the book was very good. She begins the book with the death of her husband Mr. Richard Holbrook and then takes her listeners (I listened to the audiobook) through the important phases in her life. Kati remembers her childhood in Budapest when her sister and she are sepa [...]

    26. 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 a [...]

    27. I picked up Paris A Love Story from the library shelves because I will pick up any book that has Paris in the title. I quickly learned who author Kati Marton is simply because she was married to two very well-known men of this generation - news anchor Peter Jennings and American diplomat and ambassador Richard Holbrooke. Her memoir revolves around her relationships with both of these men, and life in Paris is woven throughout. Born in Hungary, fleeing with her family to the United States followi [...]

    28. Kati Marton takes us back to Paris in her memoir. Married to news anchor Peter Jennings and then to US ambassador Richard Holbrookeher journey with these two men evolved in Paris. What was so close to my heart were Marton's descriptions of the same places I spent so much time myself. The Rue des Ecoleswhere she had a tiny apartment and I stayed frequently at the Hotel California. Walks to Rue Monge, Luxembourg Gardens (one of my favorite places to relax and sit to watch the world go by), dining [...]

    29. "Paris: A Love Story" by Kati Marton richly flows from Kati's cathartic exercise to begin another turn in her life journey. Passion for life breaks through in the brief look into a disrupted childhood, as a student in Paris, as an aggressive journalist, as a wife of an esteemed broadcaster, and culminating as the wife of a highly visible diplomat. While the grief still feels raw, and she admits, that grief does not have an end point, Kati's memoir remains focused on passion and walks the reader [...]

    30. I read this book in its entirety on a flight from SF to NYC. While the author's voice slightly irritated me, I found the book compelling. It is always interesting to get a peek into the lives of others and this woman has led a fascinating life of both privilege and danger. Married to both Peter Jennings and Richard Holbrooke, Kati Marton seems to be a quite exceptional woman. Probably in an effort to protect her children and the memories of her two husbands, she was decidedly circumspect about d [...]

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