Kate betts’s captivating memoir brings to life the enchantment of france—from the nightclubs of 1980s Paris where she learned to dance Le Rock, to the lavender fields of Provence and the grand spectacle of the Cour Carrée—and magically re-creates that moment in life when a young woman discovers who she’s meant to be.
Fairchild’s trusted few who sat beside him in the front row and at private previews in the ateliers of the gods of French fashion. She was determined to master French slang, style, and savoir faire, and to find a job that would give her a reason to stay. After a series of dues-paying jobs that seemed only to reinforce her outsider status, the mercurial fashion arbiter and publisher of Women’s Wear Daily, Kate’s hard work and willingness to take on any assignment paid off: Her writing and intrepid forays into la France Profonde—true France—caught the eye of John Fairchild, the industry’s bible.
My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine #ad - Praise for my paris Dream“A glittering coming-of-age tale. Entertainment weekly the must list “fashion and self-examination—froth and wisdom—might seem like odd bookfellows, but Betts brings them together with winning confidence. The new york times book review “as light and refreshing as an ice cream cone from the legendary Berthillon, My Paris Dream evokes the sights, sounds, smells and styles of 1980s Paris.
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The Last Mrs. Astor: A New York StoryW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Astor would use this legacy to benefit New York City. At her hundredth birthday, princes and presidents honored her, but in 2006 a grandson petitioned the courts to have his father removed as Brooke’s guardian. She would personally visit every grant applicant and charm anyone she met. In a highly publicized courtroom battle, she fought off an attempt to break Vincent’s will, which left $67 million to the Vincent Astor Foundation.
As the foundation’s president, Mrs. Once again an Astor court battle became the stuff of headlines. Astor’s friends and the heads of New York’s great cultural institutions, gives us back the woman so loved and admired. Kiernan's sharp-eyed biography brings back a woman who, far into her 90s, relished the dance of life.
The Last Mrs. Astor: A New York Story #ad - O, the oprah magazineThis biography, based on firsthand knowledge and interviews with Mrs. At the age of 51, brooke astor wedded the notoriously ill-tempered Vincent Astor, who died in 1959.
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called HospitalityAnchor #ad - In the tradition of kitchen confidential and Waiter Rant, a rollicking, eye-opening, fantastically indiscreet memoir of a life spent and misspent in the hotel industry. In heads in beds he pulls back the curtain to expose the crazy and compelling reality of a multi-billion-dollar industry we think we know.
Prepare to be moved, by his candor about what it’s like to toil in a highly demanding service industry at the luxury level, too, where people expect to get what they pay for and often a whole lot more. He’s checked you in, cleaned your toilet, checked you out, given you a wake-up call, parked your car, laughed at your jokes, eaten M&Ms out of your minibar, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, tasted your room-service meals, denied you a late checkout, and taken your money.
Heads in beds is a funny, authentic, and irreverent chronicle of the highs and lows of hotel life, told by a keenly observant insider who’s seen it all. Prepare to be amused, the antics that go on in the valet parking garage, shocked, the housekeeping department’s dirty little secrets—not to mention the shameless activities of the guests, and amazed as he spills the unwritten code of the bellhops, who are rarely on their best behavior.
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality #ad - Or, at the very least, you will keep the bellmen from taking your luggage into the camera-free back office and bashing it against the wall repeatedly. As a new college graduate, armed only with a philosophy degree and a singular lack of career direction, he became a valet parker for a large luxury hotel in New Orleans.
Thanks to him you’ll know how to get the very best service from any business that makes its money from putting heads in beds.
Wallflower at the OrgyBantam #ad - Whether casting her ingenious eye on renowned director mike Nichols, Cosmopolitan magazine founder Helen Gurley Brown—or herself, as she chronicles her own beauty makeover—Ephron deftly weaves her journalistic skill with the intimate style of an essayist and the incomparable talent of a great storyteller.
From tracking down the beginnings of the self-help movement to dressing down the fashion world’s most powerful publication to capturing a glimpse of a legendary movie in the making, food, clothes, these timeless pieces tap into our enduring obsessions with celebrity, entertainment, romance, and sex.
Wallflower at the Orgy #ad - In this classic collection of magazine articles, Ephron does what she does best: embrace American culture with love, cynicism, and unmatched wit. A bitingly funny, and revealing look at our foibles, provocative, passions, and pasttimes—from one of the most creative minds of our time. Nora ephron can write about anything better than anybody else can write about anything.
The new york timesfrom her academy award–nominated screenplays to her bestselling fiction and essays, prolific, Nora Ephron is one of America’s most gifted, and versatile writers.
Mastering the Art of French Eating: From Paris Bistros to Farmhouse Kitchens, Lessons in Food and LovePenguin Books #ad - She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post—alone. Both funny and intelligent, this is a story about love—of food, family, and France. Suddenly, ann’s vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down.
So, julia child, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city. Journeying through paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. The memoir of a young diplomat’s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris—one dish at a timeWhen journalist Ann Mah’s diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed.
Mastering the Art of French Eating: From Paris Bistros to Farmhouse Kitchens, Lessons in Food and Love #ad - A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures à deux. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life’s truths. Like sarah turnbull’s almost french and julie powell’s New York Times bestseller Julie and Julia, Mastering the Art of French Eating is interwoven with the lively characters Ann meets and the traditional recipes she samples.
By Myself and Then SomeHarperCollins e-books #ad - The epitome of grace, and wit, independence, Lauren Bacall continues to project an audacious spirit and pursue on-screen excellence. In her own frank and beautiful words, one of our most enduring actresses reveals the remarkable true story of a lifetime so rich with incident and achievement that Hollywood itself would be unable to adequately reproduce it.
The product of an extraordinary mother and a loving extended family, she produced, with Humphrey Bogart, some of the most electric and memorable scenes in movie history. After tragically losing Bogart, she returned to New York and a brilliant career in the theatre. A two-time tony winner, she married and later divorced her second love, Jason Robards, and never lost sight of the strength that made her a star.
By Myself and Then Some #ad - Now, thirty years after the publication of her original National Book Award–winning memoir, Bacall has added new material to her inspiring history.
The Sweet Life in Paris:: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - CityBroadway Books #ad - Or perhaps the time he went to a bank with 135 euros in hand to make a 134-euro payment, was told the bank had no change that day, and thought it was completely normal. Once you stop laughing, lemon-glazed madeleines, the more than fifty original recipes, and mocha–crème fraîche Cake, such as Pork Loin with Brown Sugar–Bourbon Glaze, Chocolate-Coconut Marshmallows, Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes, for dishes both savory and sweet, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake, Chocolate Spice Bread, will have you running to the kitchen for your own taste of Parisian living.
From the new york times bestselling author of my Paris Kitchen and L'Appart, offbeat, chocolate, a deliciously funny, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, and other confections. Like so many others, david lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city and after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he finally moved to Paris to start a new life.
The Sweet Life in Paris:: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City #ad - . But he soon discovered it's a different world en France. From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, yet sometimes maddening, here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, city.
When did he realize he had morphed into un vrai parisien? It might have been when he found himself considering a purchase of men's dress socks with cartoon characters on them. Or when he found himself dressing up to take out the garbage because he had come to accept that in Paris appearances and image mean everything.
Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, hopes high, he arrived, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood.
Not Quite Mastering the Art of French LivingSkyhorse #ad - Through some hits and lots of misses, how he gets what he needs—which is not necessarily what he thinks he wants—and how to be grateful and thankful when especially when he fails, he learns the rules of engagement, which is more often than he can believe. Continuing the journey begun in his 2009 memoir about beginning life in France, Not Quite Mastering the Art of French Living details Greenside’s daily adventures in his adopted French home, where the simplest tasks are never straightforward but always end in a great story.
Wall street journal bestseller every year upon arriving in plobien, the small Breton town where he spends his summers, American writer Mark Greenside picks back up where he left off with his faux-pas–filled Francophile life. Introducing the english-speaking world to the region of brittany in the tradition of Peter Mayle’s homage to Provence, I’ll Never Be French, Mark Greenside’s first book, continues to be among the bestselling books about the region today.
Not Quite Mastering the Art of French Living #ad - Experienced francophiles and armchair travelers alike will delight in this new chapter exploring the practical and philosophical questions of French life, vividly brought to life by Greenside’s humor and affection for his community. Mellowed and humbled, slightly daunted, when can he touch the tomatoes? despite the two decades that have passed since Greenside’s snap decision to buy a house in Brittany and begin a bi-continental life, he faces imminent concerns: What does he cook for a French person? Who has the right-of-way when entering or exiting a roundabout? Where does he pay for a parking ticket? And most dauntingly of all, but not daunted OK, the quirks of French living still manage to confound him.
With or Without You: A MemoirSpiegel & Grau #ad - Comes across as a bleaker, funnier, R-rated version of The Glass Castle and marks the arrival of a blazing new voice in literature. Entertainment Weekly “Valiant and heartbreaking. Bust “Powerful. And yet she managed, despite the chaos she created, to instill in her daughter a love of stories. Kathi frequently kept domenica home from school to watch such classics as the Godfather movies and everything by Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, telling her, “This is more important.
. Begets another winner in Domenica Ruta’s searing With or Without You. New york times bestseller • a haunting, unforgettable mother-daughter story for a new generation—the debut of a blazing new lyrical voicenamed one of the ten best NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Domenica Ruta grew up in a working-class, unforgiving town north of Boston, in a trash-filled house on a dead-end road surrounded by a river and a salt marsh.
With or Without You: A Memoir #ad - Her writing is also, as they say in Danvers, wicked funny—though in her case wicked is more an adjective than an intensifier. With or without you is the story of domenica ruta’s unconventional coming of age—a darkly hilarious chronicle of a misfit ’90s youth and the necessary and painful act of breaking away, and of overcoming her own addictions and demons in the process.
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London Belongs to MeKirkwall Books #ad - With dreams of becoming a playwright in a city she's loved from afar, but never visited. Fleeing america after a devastating betrayal, she believes London is where she'll be understood, where she belongs. A new Start. And when to hang on. A new City. It's not easy being twenty-one-years-old, and Alex has never been the most popular girl.
London belongs to me is a contemporary coming-of-age story about friendship, following your dreams, and learning when to let go. Same Old Demons. Meet alex, florida in love with London, pop culture, a recent college graduate from Tallahassee, and comic cons. When her demons team up with a jealous rival determined to destroy her new British life, her new friends, Alex begins to question everything: her life-long dream, and whether London is where she truly belongs.
London Belongs to Me #ad - Your flight is now boarding! Join Alex Sinclair for a life-changing trans-Atlantic journey. But alex's past of panic attacks and broken relationships is hard to escape. She's an outsider, a geeky fangirl.
Mrs. Hemingway: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - Boyle’s bestseller the women completed the picture begun by Nancy Horan’s Loving Frank, Naomi Wood’s Mrs. Hemingway tells the story of how it was to love, and be loved by, the most famous and dashing writer of his generation. Told in four parts and based on real love letters and telegrams, Mrs. Just as T.
C. Heminway is a riveting tale of passion, love, and heartbreak. But hadley was only one of four women married, in turn, to the legendary writer. A new york times book review editor's choicea richard & judy uK Pick Paula McLain’s New York Times–bestselling novel piqued readers’ interest about Ernest Hemingway’s romantic life.
Mrs. Hemingway: A Novel #ad - Hemingway reveals the explosive love triangles that wrecked each of Hemingway's marriages. The paris wife was only the beginning of the story. Hadley, pauline, Martha and Mary: each Mrs. Spanning 1920s bohemian paris through 1960s Cold War America, populated with members of the fabled "Lost Generation, " Mrs.
. Hemingway thought their love would last forever; each one was wrong.