Tuesday, October 11, 2016

My (Part-Time) Paris Life by Lisa Anselmo Giveaway (US/Can only)

My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home
Lisa Anselmo

Lisa Anselmo wrapped her entire life around her mother, a strong woman who was a defining force in Lisa’s life—maybe too defining. When her mother dies from breast cancer, Lisa realizes she hadn’t built a life of her own and struggles to find her purpose. Who is she without her mother—and her mother’s expectations?

Desperate for answers, she turns to her favorite city—Paris—and impulsively buys a small apartment, refusing to play it safe for the first time. What starts out as an act of survival sets Lisa on a course that reshapes her life in ways she never could have imagined. Suddenly, she’s living like a local in a city she thought she knew, but her high school French, while fine for buying bread at the corner boulangerie, goes only so far when Paris gives her a strong dose of real life. From dating to homeownership in a foreign country, Lisa quickly learns it’s not all picnics on the Seine, and starts to doubt herself—and her love of the city. But she came to Paris to be happy, and she can’t give up now. Isn’t happiness worth fighting for?

In the vein of Eat, Pray, Love and Wild, My (Part-Time) Paris Life a story is for anyone who’s ever felt lost or hopeless, but still dreams of something more. This candid memoir explores one woman’s search for peace and meaning, and how the ups and downs of expat life in Paris taught her to let go of fear, find self-worth, and create real, lasting happiness in the City of Light.

Giveaway!


Books à la Mode is giving away
 one print copy of My (Part-Time) Paris Life—yay!!


To enter, all you have to do is tell me:
What is your favorite thing to do in Paris? If you've never been, what would you most look forward to, given the opportunity to travel there?
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL. Comments solely consisting of stock responses or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be considered for entry. Anita and I really want to hear from you guys! :)

I've only been at the airport in Paris during a transfer so never got the opportunity to do anything :( I'm sure the touristy spots would be fun to take pictures of, but what really excites me would be the every day comforts like apéro time, akin to the Spanish siesta and American happy hour. I also heard the bread, chocolate, cheese, and WINE is delicious no matter what. The French take their carbs seriously... I'd love the opportunity to just go grocery shopping in Paris!

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the publisher—a huge thank you to the lovely folks at St. Martin's Press!
Giveaway ends October 25th at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open to US and Canada residents only—sorry, everyone else! Please check my sidebar for a list of running giveaways that are open worldwide. There are plenty to choose from!
Void where prohibited.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
Although I do randomly select winners, I am in no way responsible for prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
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Good luck!