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Finding me in France Paperback – Apr 5 2012
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"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
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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She "walked toward something infinitely more valuable" (page 261) and with her, I saw the possibilities and how necessary it is to take that first step toward our own life of joy. Finding joy is the essence of existence for all of us and if we each followed Bobbi's courage to leave situations that do not manifest this life enhancing feeling to be part of our days, we would see with a clearer vision and find the joy and meaning that Bobbi now experiences. With joy as our base, all else that life offers will be more meaningful. Today I start my new path and focus with joy as the underlining current throughout.
Bravo to you Bobbi French and THANK YOU!!
But then I became jealous, thinking things like "who is this woman, the nerve of her to sell everything and flee to France and live the dream?". Then there were more nasty thoughts like "And who is this Neil guy? Surely, men do not really come in that size. The,- yes -dear, -we -can -move -to -France -and -I -will -cook -for- you- to -boot" size.
I could poke more fun at her, but she does such a good job of that herself, I won't try.
This is a good read. Read it. Maybe you will be inspired to quit your job and make big changes you were too scared to make before you read it. I did.
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Shame it's not really a book, but just a collection of blog posts that could have been read for free. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bobbi French has an easy writing style mixed with a sense of humour! After reading this book I will check out her Blog. for sure..! I loved this book..so refreshing!!Published on June 10 2014 by Marilyn Coady
I have read dozen of books of people who have moved to France - my favourite country in the world - and found a home and a life for themselves , this book is one of the best .Published on April 18 2014 by Robert Dinwoodie
This memoir stands out in my recent exploration of the genre as it does not include a horrible life experience as the catalyst for the story telling. Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2013 by GS
A well written, hilarious tale of a woman's struggle to define her life after giving up her hectic medical practice in Canada and relocating to rural France. Read morePublished on Nov. 23 2012 by MusicLover
I picked up this book because Bobbi is a fellow Newfoundlander...within the first 20 pages, I was hooked! Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2012 by CJWalsh
Bobbi French leaves behind a successful career and lavish life style in St.John's to escape to a small village in France. Read morePublished on July 8 2012 by J. Brown