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***The Grown-up's Guide to Living in France

by Rosanne Knorr

Reviewed December 15, 2001.
Ten Speed Press.  2000.  211 pages.  Available at Sembach Library (regular shelves, 944.084 KNO).

This review is dedicated to those of you who have expressed envy at my getting to live in Europe.  The author has also written The Grown-up’s Guide to Running Away From Home, which might be even more practical if you’re not sure you’d want to go to France.

Why did I read this book?  We’re happily ensconced in Germany.

What can I say?  It was fun to read.  It was interesting to look for similarities and differences between life in France and life in Germany.  (And it reminded me that moving with the military is the spoiled way to live in Europe--only you won’t learn the local language as fast!)  Mostly, I suppose I enjoyed the vicarious sense of adventure.  It also served to remind me, as I’m getting used to this cross-cultural life, that I’m on an adventure myself!  Besides, maybe the information will come in handy some day when we retire....

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