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Paris, My Beautiful Madness
A Hedonistic Journey in the City of Light
by Krista Bender

Overview


"Paris, My Beautiful Madness" pulls back the curtain to a glimpse of elite wine tastings in France, plus Le Cordon Bleu's final sommelier exam. A once in a lifetime experience including travels, dating adventures, and a sense of what it was like to be an American in Paris on the night of the Bataclan nightclub attacks.
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Description


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

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About the author


Krista Bender is a French-trained sommelier, writer, and holds wine tastings and tours in France. She offers deluxe tasting experiences in Paris, and luxury trips in the Champagne region. She also owns real estate in Paris's Fifth Arrondissement, which was featured on an episode of HGTV's House Hunters International called "Champagne Problems in Paris." When she is not in Paris, she shares her love of la belle ville by renting her flat to visitors.
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Book details

Genre:TRAVEL

Subgenre:Europe / France

Language:English

Pages:304

eBook ISBN:9781667861746

Paperback ISBN:9781667861739


Overview


"Paris, My Beautiful Madness" pulls back the curtain to a glimpse of elite wine tastings in France, plus Le Cordon Bleu's final sommelier exam. A once in a lifetime experience including travels, dating adventures, and a sense of what it was like to be an American in Paris on the night of the Bataclan nightclub attacks.

Read more

Description


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

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About the author


Krista Bender is a French-trained sommelier, writer, and holds wine tastings and tours in France. She offers deluxe tasting experiences in Paris, and luxury trips in the Champagne region. She also owns real estate in Paris's Fifth Arrondissement, which was featured on an episode of HGTV's House Hunters International called "Champagne Problems in Paris." When she is not in Paris, she shares her love of la belle ville by renting her flat to visitors.
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