By Georgeanne Brennan
From the writer of Under the Tuscan Sun comes one other amazing memoir of a girl embarking on a brand new lifethis time within the South of France. Thirty years in the past, James Beard Award-winning writer Georgeanne Brennan got down to observe the dream of a calm, rural life en Provence. She and her husband, with their younger daughter in tow, received a small farmhouse with a bit land, and some goats and pigsand so all started a life-affirming trip. choked with scrumptious recipes and native colour, this evocative and passionate memoir describes her existence cooking and residing within the Provenal traditionan entrancing story that might whet the urge for food and the spiritperfect for foodies, Francophiles, or somebody who's dreamed of packing their baggage and purchasing a price tag to the great lifestyles.
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I’d wonder as I picked up the morning newspapers or sat down to read my e-mail. ” But though at times I felt dissatisfied, that something was missing, I also never forgot how fortunate I was. When I woke up in the middle of the night, as I often did, I’d walk from one room to another to gaze at my sleeping husband tangled in the sheets and my daughters surrounded by their stuffed animals, all safe. I had everything I could possibly want—yet I was failing to appreciate it. Bogged down in petty complaints and passing crises, weary of struggling with my own nature, I too often failed to comprehend the splendor of what I had.
I felt like a bad parent because our toddler, Eleanor, needed new shoes.
You’re already pretty happy, aren’t you? ” He paused. ” “I am happy,” I reassured him. “Actually,” I added, pleased to have an opportunity to show off my new expertise, “most people are pretty happy—in a 2006 study, eighty-four percent of Americans ranked themselves as ‘very happy’ or ‘pretty happy,’ and in a survey of forty-five countries, on average, people put themselves at 7 on a 1 to 10 scale and at 75 on a 1 to 100 scale. ” “I am happy—but I’m not as happy as I should be. ” I had a hard time explaining it.
A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France by Georgeanne Brennan