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Paris On Less Than $10,000 A Day

Many of you know that I have written a memoir titled Paris On Less Than $10,000 a Day about the six years I spent working as a fashion model in Europe and Japan in the late 80s and early 90s. Here is one story from that book, told at the Porchlight storytelling series in San Francisco in 2011. I plan to post a video every Thursday from now on in addition to my weekly Tuesday post, so be sure to stop by!

16 comments to Paris On Less Than $10,000 A Day

  • Alonna Shaw

    Meghan, I soooo enjoyed the modeling story. Flashback for sure. Loved your brush with fame. Those times provide lots of writing fuel.

  • E-Governance India

    wow, went to twitter after some time and luckily your tweet was fresh, best wishes

  • annerallen

    Hilarious! You have a great natural poise as a storyteller. Lots of fun.

  • Thoroughly enjoyed this, Meghan – and glad you are forging the vlog path. Trying to get up the nerve to do more myself so will be curious to see how this evolves for you!

    • meghancward

      Nancy, We'll see how the vlogging goes. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time. This is the only one that will be of me telling a story. The rest will be short videos about writing and editing and publishing.

  • KLM

    I think you dance like a fly white girl! What a great story, well-told! I don't know if you memorized your presentation but it came across as totally natural and conversational.

    I particularly loved the "you got the look and that's all that matters." Oh, Milli Vanilla, what's happened to you? I think you dodged a bullet, Meghan. For sure.

    • meghancward

      When I lived in LA, Fab was a lunchtime DJ. Rob, sadly, committed suicide. No idea what became of Dupont. I didn't memorize the story, but I did rehearse it a bunch of times the day before. I could never go up on stage and tell a story cold!

  • Jane

    Meghan – I liked your story. Not only was it funny but it was a real window into youth and life in past times. I thought it was funny how you had to keep explaining — no cell phones, smoking all the time, etc. But the desire to be a back up singer lives on!!!

    • meghancward

      Thanks, Jane! And yes, it was a different era! No one had computers or email or any of that. Minitel was the latest technology in France. I guess the Internet drove them out of business.

  • Kristan

    HAHA great story, great telling, great punchline. (Great dancing, too!)

  • melissacronin

    Loved your story, your voice – and dancing!

    • meghancward

      You are very kind, Melissa! I look at the video and want to edit out some of the dancing 🙂

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