My close friend and fellow writer Naturi Thomas has published her memoir “How to Die in Paris”. My personal friendship with her aside, Naturi is one of the most talented writers I have met. I personally dislike memoirs in general, but couldn’t put her’s down. I literally read it cover to cover on a cross-country flight. Having enjoyed her stories over the years, I always found her to be an amazingly captivating author. Her talent is brought to new heights in How to Die in Paris. Rather than playing for sympathy or evincing self-pity, she takes a sequence of terrible events (both from her childhood and time in paris) and weaves an entertaining narrative filled with wry commentary and humorous observations on the human condition. I highly recommend her book; it’s a really fun read.