Paris letters / Janice MacLeod.

Nā: MacLeod, Janice [author.].
Whakaahuatanga: 258 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781402288791 (pbk.); 1402288794 (pbk.).Ngā marau: MacLeod, Janice -- Travel -- France -- Paris | Expatriate artists -- France -- Paris -- Biography | Artists -- Canada -- BiographyDDC classification: 709.2 | B Summary: "Finding love and freedom in a pen, a paintbrush...and Paris How much money does it take to quit your job? Exhausted and on the verge of burnout, Janice poses this questions to herself as she doodles on a notepad at her desk. Surprisingly, the answer isn't as daunting as she expected. With a little math and a lot of determination, Janice cuts back, saves up, and buys herself two years of freedom in Europe. A few days into her stop in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the cute butcher down the street--who doesn't speak English. Through a combination of sign language and franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance. She soon realizes that she can never return to the world of twelve-hour workdays and greasy corporate lingo. But her dwindling savings force her to find a way to fund her dreams again. So Janice turns to her three loves--words, art, and Christophe -- to figure out a way to make her happily-ever-after in Paris last forever"-- Back cover.
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ANew York Times bestseller

Finding love and freedom in a pen, a paintbrush...and Paris

How much money does it take to quit your job?

Exhausted and on the verge of burnout, Janice poses this questions to herself as she doodles on a notepad at her desk. Surprisingly, the answer isn't as daunting as she expected. With a little math and a lotof determination, Janice cuts back, saves up, and buys herself two years of freedom in Europe.

A few days into her stop in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the cute butcher down the street-who doesn't speak English. Through a combination of sign language and franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance. She soon realizes that she can never return to the world of twelve-hour workdays and greasy corporate lingo. But her dwindling savings force her to find a way to fund her dreams again. So Janice turns to her three loves-words, art, and Christophe-to figure out a way to make her happily-ever-after in Paris last forever.

"One woman's journey from the fast lane to a slow stroll in Paris"-- Cover.

"Finding love and freedom in a pen, a paintbrush...and Paris How much money does it take to quit your job? Exhausted and on the verge of burnout, Janice poses this questions to herself as she doodles on a notepad at her desk. Surprisingly, the answer isn't as daunting as she expected. With a little math and a lot of determination, Janice cuts back, saves up, and buys herself two years of freedom in Europe. A few days into her stop in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the cute butcher down the street--who doesn't speak English. Through a combination of sign language and franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance. She soon realizes that she can never return to the world of twelve-hour workdays and greasy corporate lingo. But her dwindling savings force her to find a way to fund her dreams again. So Janice turns to her three loves--words, art, and Christophe -- to figure out a way to make her happily-ever-after in Paris last forever"-- Back cover.

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A burned-out copy editor working in a Los Angeles advertising firm decides to quit and move to Paris. MacLeod calculates that she needs to save or earn an extra $100 a day, $36,500, to cover all of her expenses for one year and is determined to downsize her life to realize her dream. After 12 months of sacrifice and ingenuity, she has $60,000. Here, MacLeod shares a 100-item list of what she did to achieve her goal. The beautiful hand-painted letters that MacLeod sells on her blog provides her with the financial means to remain in the city and consider a promising life with Christophe, the butcher she has fallen for. (LJ 3/1/14) (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Tākupu nā
22/10/2014

I enjoyed hearing of Janice's experiences , and those of her correspondences. A little too much of an internal journal in parts but great to hear of someone making their dream happen.

Tākupu nā Lynne
26/07/2014

This is a most enjoyable memoir especially for someone who loves Paris. It is a delightful change of life memoir with lots of helpful ideas of how to achieve such a move. Put that together with a love affair and you have magic. Moving from the driven life of an advertising copywriter experiencing burnout to finally understanding the slow stroll of life in Paris Janice MacLeod had me with her all the way. Lynne

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