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Book: Friday in France - A humorous memoir about leaving it all behind. by Judy Block

Book: Friday in France - A humorous memoir about leaving it all behind. by Judy Block

categories: Book, French Travelogue, Île d’Oléron, France, Humorous Travelogue, Funny, American Living Abroad, Memoir


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Author Judy Blockabout this book: Have you ever dreamed of walking away from everything you know to explore an alternate life? I did. Friday in France, is my story. Imagine leaving one extreme living situation and moving into a polar-opposite existence, that's exactly what I did in 1993.

Picture saying good-bye to the hectic pace of Manhattan with eight million inhabitants, to go live on a tiny-French-island in a village of just fifty people! Tender, unique and delivered with a comic flair, Friday in France shares an inner-dialogue that world-travelers and dreamers will relate too. It will simply make you want to go and pack your bags, like I did. Friday in France is like an amazing visit with your best friend, all conveyed with a comedic knack; it echoes the tone of Bridget Jones' Diary and has the life-changing journey of Eat, Pray, Love, with the enviable backdrop familiar to of A Year in Provence and yet it is one of the most unique books you will ever read. Author, Judy Block is hilarious and her observations are astute. If you ever dream of leaving your life behind, this is the book for you. This charming account of turning one's life upside-down will transport readers to the beautiful, sandy shores of L'île d'Oléron and far-away from the doldrums of everyday life.

The book cover takes you to the charming island with it's iconic architecture and lively flowers. I selected this cover because I wanted to transport you, the reader away from your world and transplant you directly to this magical place. I turned the photo into a water color as that medium is very prevalent in France and helps to articulate the charisma of L'île d'Oléron.

What do I want to say to readers? If you are anything like me, if you have ever thought about changing up your life, whether that means moving to Europe, quitting your job or changing careers- I hope this book gives you the support and enthusiasm to do so. Mostly, I want readers to smile, to laugh, to enjoy some arm-chair travel and enjoy a few moments away from your hectic life.

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