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Mommy, am I cult?

A former literary snob making her way back to commercial reads.

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When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends

When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends - Mary McAuliffe DNF at 30℅.

This was meant to tell all about the crazy years in Paris. I always had a fascination for that period at that specific place, so I thought I could do no wrong by requesting this at Netgalley.

This was amazing until the second third, because of the way the book was structured. The author divided the book into time periods, and told what the prominent personalities of said time were doing. It was okay in the beginning when everyone was still being introduced, because the author had to stop to actually tell their stories, so we had a sense of progress. But in the second third, the book reads like this:

"So Coco Chanel did this, and Kiki did that, and Proust was going insane and Citroen was being an ass- as usual."

Nah, I won't keep reading this. But I'm greatful for the first part.