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K.S.R. Burns

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K. S. R. Burns is the author of THE PARIS EFFECT (Velvet Morning Press 2016), a novel about love, food, France, betrayal, adventure, and escape. (Hint: Nothing is what it seems.)

Writing as Karen Burns, she is also the author of THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF WORKING GIRL: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use (Running Press 2009).

My first review

Don't believe authors who say, "Oh I never look at reviews." Ha. They do. We do.

So I was super pleased and happy, and relieved, when the first review for Rules for the Perpetual Diet (my new novel) appeared. Here it is, from Kirkus Reviews:

KIRKUS REVIEW

In Burns’ (The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl, 2009) novel, a perpetual dieter decides, after her best friend dies, to follow through on “The Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 12, 2014 10:53
Average rating: 3.5 · 1,351 ratings · 350 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Paris Effect

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" A TALE OF TWO DOGGIES Okay. Maybe three doggies. Or four. Yes. Before we get in too deep today, I might as well confess that in fact four dogs will appear in this story. Please forgive me. I simply could not pass up an allusion to my favorite ..." Read more of this blog post »
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" Love the muguets.....:) "
K.S.R. Burns and 2 other people liked Patricia Sands's blog post: Happy May Day!
" Bonne fête du muguet! I recycle this post every year because I don’t want to change anything about it. If you read it last year … or the year before , I hope you enjoy it again. And if you can find some Lily of the Valley to give to a f..." Read more of this blog post »
K.S.R. Burns made a comment on Kindness First
" So......I thought your first sentence was, "I woke at the public library."

Need to read more carefully!
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" Your title made me think of a bakery/cafe in Paris (am not sure if it's still in business) that was called "Pains et Plaisirs." A great name! "
" She really is. I feel I've learned a lot from her just by reading her books! "
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"If you don’t know Canadian author Laura Bradbury, it is time you met her. And once you do, I have no doubt you will become as big a fan as I am. Not just of her books, but about her philosophy of life in general and the way she lives and writes ab..." Read more of this blog post »
" Great photo of you with ta biere! ;) "
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A Friend in Paris by Jennie Goutet
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What I enjoyed most about this book was how it consistently returned to its theme of friendship (it was aptly named!). Our heroine, April, has her challenges but is luckily at the age when friends are easy to find--and she does, in spades. If you lik ...more
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“People would never say, “Wow, you’re so fat, how do even you fit into a chair!” But skinniness is okay to remark upon. Worse, they often add, “You’re so lucky to be thin,” as if thinness were an accident, as if thinness were a quality you either have or you don’t. But there’s nothing accidental about thinness. Nope. Not in twenty-first-century America.”
K.S.R. Burns, Rules for the Perpetual Diet

“My mother used to say you should eat like a king in the morning, a queen at noon, and a pauper at night”
K.S.R. Burns, Rules for the Perpetual Diet

“I would like to disagree. I would like to argue. But that’s the problem with the dead. You can’t fight with them, you can’t reason with them, you can’t prove them wrong or yourself right, beg them to choose you, to stay with you, to love you more than death. They are gone. They have left only a big black ugly gash where their beautiful vibrant selves used to be. They no longer give a shit.”
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“People would never say, “Wow, you’re so fat, how do even you fit into a chair!” But skinniness is okay to remark upon. Worse, they often add, “You’re so lucky to be thin,” as if thinness were an accident, as if thinness were a quality you either have or you don’t. But there’s nothing accidental about thinness. Nope. Not in twenty-first-century America.”
K.S.R. Burns, Rules for the Perpetual Diet

“My mother used to say you should eat like a king in the morning, a queen at noon, and a pauper at night”
K.S.R. Burns, Rules for the Perpetual Diet

“I would like to disagree. I would like to argue. But that’s the problem with the dead. You can’t fight with them, you can’t reason with them, you can’t prove them wrong or yourself right, beg them to choose you, to stay with you, to love you more than death. They are gone. They have left only a big black ugly gash where their beautiful vibrant selves used to be. They no longer give a shit.”
K.S.R. Burns, Rules for the Perpetual Diet

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