***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....
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.
All rights reserved.
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