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Biography & Autobiography Personal Memoirs

Finding me in France

by (author) Bobbi French

Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Apr 2012
Personal Memoirs, General, Women
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it's never too late to find the life you've always wanted. Bobbi French is just an ordinary person seeking an extraordinary life. For her, that means taking the boldest leap of faith in her life: moving to France to fulfill a lifelong dream. All she has to do is give up her successful medical career in Canada, sell her house, pare down her possessions to only what would fit in a carry-on suitcase, and buy a one-way ticket to Semur-en-Auxois. She also has to ignore the common opinion that she's lost her mind, walking away from it all for a fantasy. Finding Me in France is a chronicle of the delights and deprecations of making a dream come true. Landing in a small village in Burgundy with only her expectations of adventure to guide her, she details the unaccountable stumbling blocks and the unforeseen joys of her often awkward, frequently perplexing, always entertaining journey of discovery. Illustrated with inspiring photographs, a funny and perceptive account of her experience of a lifetime.

About the author

Bobbi French was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. She was a practicing psychiatrist working with children and adolescents until she ran away to France where she lives with her uncommonly patient husband. She now divides her time between eating, writing and grappling with French grammar.

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Editorial Reviews

"I devoured this book and enjoyed myself so much I poured another glass and read it all again."-- MARK VAUGHAN-JACKSON, The Telegram

"Bobbi French writes a hilarious tale of starting over that will tempt you to run away and join the circus. Or for people like me who did, it will convince you that you did the right thing. If you wondered what Eat, Pray, Love would be like if David Sedaris wrote it... This book is for you!"-- MARK CRITCH, This Hour Has 22 Minutes

"... a gem and a pleasure to read, full of non-corny inspiration, insight, and a wit and verve that never wears thin."-- CHAD PELLEY, author of Away from Everywhere & Every Little Thing

"In Finding Me in France, Bobbi French delivers a fresh, honest and downright hilarious perspective on what it's like to pack up an entire life and start over in a small town in France. Her tales of setting up shop in the land of croissants, verb conjugations, and mortgage applications will have you laughing out loud, yearning for a pain au chocolat, and plotting a trip (or a move!) back to France."-- JULIETTE SOBANET, author of Sleeping with Paris & Kissed in Paris

"Finding Me in France is a thoughtful, funny, engaging memoir ... If the prose doesn't make you you want to run away to France, the pictures definitely will."-- TRUDY MORGAN-COLE, author of That Forgetful Shore & By the Rivers of Brooklyn

"A delicious book ... You can taste it all through her scrumptious stories and sumptuous photos. The taste is fresh and original ... I fell in love with this book."-- KAREN MAEZEN MILLER, author of Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life & Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood

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