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The Reluctant Tuscan
The Reluctant Tuscan by Phil Doran 159240118X 9781592401185
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The Reluctant Tuscan by Phil Doran

In the witty tone that made Phil Doran a success as a writer in Hollywood, The Reluctant Tuscan will captivate a wide audience, from those who simply love a captivating travel narrative to anyone who loves the quirky humor of Bill Bryson, Dave Barry, and Jerry Seinfeld. After years of working on a string of successful sitcoms, Doran found that just as he and his peers had replaced the older guys when he was coming up, it was now happening to him. And it was freaking him out. He came home every night burned-out, angry, and exhausted. But even if he hadnt had enough, his wife, Nancy, had. After twenty-five years of losing her husband to Hollywood, Dorans wife decided it was finally time for a change--so on one of her many solo trips to Italy she surprised her husband by purchasing a broken-down three-hundred-year-old farmhouse for them to restore. The Reluctant Tuscan is the authors transition from a successful but overworked writer-producer in Hollywood to someone rediscovering himself and his wife while in Italy, finding happiness in the last place he expected to. Doran finds himself navigating through the maddening labyrinth of Italian bureaucracy just to get a road paved to their house; dealing with the foibles of their neighbors and the tangled drama of the family who sold them the home; coming to accept that the Italians live with a million laws and no rules--all while he becomes slowly seduced by the inexhaustible beauty and tactile pleasures of Tuscany.

Author: Phil Doran

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 320

Publisher: Gotham

Publication Date: 2005-04-07

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 159240118X

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