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One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- File size : 10903 KB
- Publication date : January 18, 2017
- Print length : 212 pages
- Publisher : Dresher Publishing (January 18, 2017)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B01N24CGEE
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #334,424 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This work is the experiences the author and his wife have had living in Provence, France, on and off again for extended periods. It is written in a lighthearted and humorous manner but thank goodness lacks the somewhat over the top caustic and sarcastic wit of writers such as Bill Byrson and his ilk. The author is able to laugh at himself and actually gives quite a good and accurate account of the average American who tries to immerge themselves into another culture. It should be noted that this couple started there extended adventure without the ability to speak the native language...and in France that is a real handicap!
Insightful comments are made of food, culture, traffic, living conditions, food and wine and did I mention food? Intermingled with the author’s observations is some very good advice and tips for those who may be contemplating living for an extended period of time in another country and interact with another and different culture. Very valuable information here which is spot on! Our last extended stay in another country was Turkey and while Turkey is far different than France; still the problems and delights are much the same...I suppose they are universal in that aspect.
This is a rather fast read and smoothly written. Were I to whine about anything it would be the fact that I would have enjoyed more of the same.
I salute Keith and Val for their vision of a new, simple and magical life, and for their good humor and perseverance to get there. Of course, they had a lot of help along the way from their marvelous new French friends. Get and read it. You'll be smiling for days.
However calling this a book is a bit of a stretch. A tiny-sized paperback to begin with, the font is extra-large and the spacing between lines is similarly large. Add to that the very short chapters, some just 2 pages and half of the 2nd page a blank, you end up with something just past a large pamphlet. Which is disappointing because I enjoyed reading the stories and wish the author had elaborated on them a bit more as well as written about other adventures in France. As outlined above they put a lot of effort into fitting in to the French culture, I wish Keith had written more about it.