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Paris, A Life Less Ordinary


Loved it! 😍

A light read that transports you to Paris, the beautiful city of light. The author's love for the city is contagious.

Whenever I read a memoir, I face the dilemma of reviewing it 'right'. How do I judge the book? How do I judge the book without judging the person who wrote it? How do I judge a person's failures and weak moments when I'm not perfect myself? How do I judge a person critically, a person who has fought their demons and have risen victorious? Do I judge the story? Because it was very real in this book. The scent of Paris filled my nostrils as the protagonist entered the beautiful city. Do I judge the purpose? Because the book gave me hope that no matter what, I can achieve my goals if I strive hard enough. Do I judge the originality? Because this was definitely original. So I won't. I won't judge the book. 

Instead, I'll talk about the parts that touched me, parts that I loved, followed by parts I couldn't really live.

In simpler words, I loved the book. It was raw, it was real, and there was no fluffing about. A one way ticket to Paris (because your heart's never getting out of Paris), I loved how the author portrayed the city as a women, her love. The author's tryst with Paris, the one sided love left me in awe. 

However, there were chapters that felt a little not-so-required. Those were the chapters that I felt like skipping. They weren't boring, but they just didn't add anything to the book. But again, I'm nobody to judge what is important to the author and what isn't.

If you're new to the 'memoir' genre, if you enjoy fiction more than philosophy or non-fiction and yet want to experience a real story, this is perfect for you. It is a very light read that transports you to Paris.

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About the author

Krystal Kenney was born in a small suburb outside of Baltimore, Maryland but packed her bags at the age of 26 to start out on an adventure in Paris, France. She never expected to still call Paris home over 8 years later where she now resides with her Italian husband and her adorable pup, Coco. view profile

Published on December 01, 2020

50000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

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