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Happier Than A Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week [Kindle Edition]

Nadine Hays Pisani
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Happier Than A Billionaire shares one couple's celebration of risking it all for the dream of living a happier life.

In this humorous and witty account, Nadine Pisani shares what it is like to follow her dream of quitting her job and starting a new life under the sunny skies of Costa Rica. Along the way, she finds reliable utilities are not that reliable, quirky neighbors are unavoidable, and tackling red tape takes the strength of a linebacker.

But with all its challenges, you'll learn why Costa Rica is ranked as one of the happiest places on earth--and you too may want to taste the Pura Vida lifestyle.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 447 KB
  • Print Length: 255 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463536100
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056ZWPWK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,139 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gut-wrenchingly Funny! Aug. 11 2011
By Tammy
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
What should be mandatory reading for anyone thinking of moving to, or travelling Central America, Happier than a Billionaire is gut-wrenchingly laugh out loud funny, best read with a nice glass of wine in a lawn chair. Frankly, one of the best travel type books I have ever read, and once you start very difficult to put down. Definitely worth the read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It is with an open heart and also an open mind that I decided to purchase this book. My husband and I have been reading a lot on Costa Rica since we would like to make a move over there in the near future. I have laugh so much reading this book! Nadine has a way to put things in perspective and dedramatize each situations she and her husband are encountering. This book is written by someone with a huge sense of humour and who is not afraid to laugh about herself.

Thank you Nadine for this very special made me realize that me, the little canadian girl can also aspire to live the life of a billionnaire! off to read the sequel!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Nov. 19 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
After my first visit to Costa Rica, I had my mind set - I want to move there! I never felt this way even though I had travelled to more than 15 countries in my life. The front page of this book caught my eyes and I decided to give it a try. This book not only gives me strength and inspiration knowing that there are real people who had done it, her experience also brings back a lot of memories I had when I was in Costa Rica. It gives me hope that one day I can do this too.

I love her writing style, especially how she sticks in some personal experience related to the situation. It makes me feel like I'm there with them.

Mind you this is not an ordinary travel book. It does not tell you which hotel has the most beautiful view and which restaurant has the best Tico food. But it tells you the good the bad and the ugly of Costa Rica and you will learn how to make the best out of everything and stay positive and happy no matter what the situation brings you. I can't wait for the new book to come out.

All the best to you, Nadine and Rob. Hope to see you there one day. Pura Vida.
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By Celina
Format:Kindle Edition
Both myself and my husband Tim absolutely loved this book! It was interesting, funny and we both had to start the sequel immediately after finishing the first book. Nadine writes in a manner that invites the reader right into her life and home and somehow when we finished the book we felt like we knew them personally. We loved the way Nadine puts humour in telling all her stories of the trials and tribulations of adapting to a completely foreign culture. Nadine and her husband Rob took a huge jump of faith in search of a happier more wholesome lifestyle and congratulations to them for finding that life and especially for sharing it with us, the readers. After reading this book Tim and I have decided that a Costa Rican vacation is definitely on our bucket list, not to an all inclusive like the first time I was there many years ago, but to rent a jeep, drive around the country and explore the beauty and culture that it has to offer. Bravo Nadine, well done.
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By val
Format:Kindle Edition
The book arrived in a week (Canada) and I found it to be an easy and leisurely read. The story of the author and her husband is inspiring and funny with interesting bits of information for those who may be re-assessing their own lives and looking for a change of pace or even travellers with some interest in central America. The writing isn't derivative and you get the feeling that the author is using her own words and is probably having fun doing so.
I have to recommend this book. Nadine (the author) paints a picture with her own colours, using humour to keep her chin up, and there might just be a secret lesson in there somewhere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book-Nadine is funny & brilliant! May 4 2012
This is a must read for anyone who has travelled to Costa Rica, or who simply loves travel writing and a bit of an adventure. Nadine is honest, brilliant and outragously funny. Her writing is engaging and entertaining and keeps me wanting more. I admire the courage of her and her husband to take the chance and change their lives all while embracing the wonderful people and country of Costa Rica.
This is a must read-but careful as you won't be able to put it down.
I can't wait for the next book and was so sad when this one ended. Buy it for yourself and everyone else on your gift list.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We Love It!!! July 16 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Happier than a Billionaire is a must read! After spending quite a bit of time in Costa Rica, I can really relate to many of the experiences found in this book:) Nadine has such a funny sense of humour, which makes it impossible to put the book down! My husband and I are now reading the sequel and find ourselves laughing out loud while making our way through the chapters:)
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOL funny! Feb. 10 2012
By Jessica
This book had me laughing out loud!! I loved it so much
I have read it twice and both times couldn't put it down till it was done.
Looking forward to reading another book about Nadine and Rob's adventures
in Costa rica! Thanks for the laughs and all the best to you guys!! Pura Vida!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, yet informative. Loved it!
A definite read for anyone contemplating a vacation or permanent move to Costa Rica. Really enjoyed hearing about your dangerous yet hilarious adventures and all the interesting... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Shane from Canada
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read if you're looking to be an expat
Very witty. An easy read that reminds a bit of Dave Barry. Lots of helpful tidbits for expats or expat wannabes
Published 6 months ago by Scott Baker
3.0 out of 5 stars some good information, but not as recent with the times ...
some good information, but not as recent with the times as I would like it to be, and I am more interested in other parts of the world where the cost of living is lower
Published 6 months ago by sherry
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Most refreshing book I have ever read! thank you :D See you soon in Costa Rica!
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Bold or crazy that is for you to decide
This book is worth reading. It shows the good, the bad, and the oddly funny differences of two very different life styles. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars refreshing
Reading this book is like taking a mini holiday from everyday life. Nadine writes in an easy, relaxing style as she describes her adventures in Costa Rica. Read more
Published 8 months ago by KJ
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book I've ever read!
Books don't get much better than this! While informative about the ups and downs of relocating to another country, Nadine takes the reader into her everyday personal life and make... Read more
Published 10 months ago by chantale woodrow
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of laughs while sparking the dream..
A book that fuels the dream & desire to be in Costa Rica while making you laugh the whole time.
Published 11 months ago by Lindsey M
5.0 out of 5 stars dare to dream
I Enjoyed the book. It was quite funny, but slightly repetitive (Deloras). I would have liked more stories about food.
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
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