The memoir explores not only Bender's time attending an International Sommelier School in Paris, but also the expat world coupled with the Parisian dating scene. This helped her uncover dark and discomforting truths about how she relates to men. Drawing inspiration from Anthony Bourdain and Candace Bushnell, "Paris, My Beautiful Madness" details the highs and lows of a year of self-discovery, from dreamy brunches in Saint Germain des Prés to the grit of a Wine Cellar Confidential.
"Anyone who feels Paris in their bones will love the experiences Krista Bender shares in the pages of Paris, My Beautiful Madness. By turns seductive, sweet and shocking, it's a story of desire, determination and, always, following your dreams." - Amy Thomas, author of Paris, My Sweet and Brooklyn in Love
"Through a blend of personal experiences and a peek behind the curtain of one of the world's premiere wine schools, Bender presents a memoir that is at once funny, insightful, and bittersweet. You'll laugh; you'll cry; you'll definitely book the next flight to Paris." - Jessica Hatch, author of My Big Fake Wedding