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Rock the Kasbah: A Memoir of Misadventure [NOOK Book]

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Chronicling the journey of Marie Loerzel, a forty-something roller derby queen, American wife and mother of four who moves with her family to Morocco. Determined to escape the stress of American life for a couple of years, what she discovers are the tradeoffs and frustrations of living in Africa, where things get done slowly or not at all. Where navigating through a foreign land proves even more challenging without language skills in a country without street signs. Where expats with sketchy agendas exacerbate her...
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Rock the Kasbah: A Memoir of Misadventure

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Overview

Chronicling the journey of Marie Loerzel, a forty-something roller derby queen, American wife and mother of four who moves with her family to Morocco. Determined to escape the stress of American life for a couple of years, what she discovers are the tradeoffs and frustrations of living in Africa, where things get done slowly or not at all. Where navigating through a foreign land proves even more challenging without language skills in a country without street signs. Where expats with sketchy agendas exacerbate her already crippling social anxiety. Through it all, Marie documents the hilarious misadventures and cultural snafus in her blog, proving anonymity and relaxation non-existent, but a sense of humor and a side of crazy essential for survival. When Arab Spring explodes throughout Northern Africa, it brings with it new challenges, all while she’s deciding the fate of her 20 year marriage and trying to raise her children to be empathic citizens of the world among the privileged, overindulged diplomats’ kids in their social circle. Ultimately, she must fight to overcome her self-deprecating ways by belly dancing through them, rocking the kasbah and finding herself in the process.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149008148
  • Publisher: Marie Loerzel
  • Publication date: 12/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,292,680
  • File size: 969 KB

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Marie was born in Tonawanda, New York, (not to-wanda like in Fried Green Tomatoes) way back in the 60's. Ok, it was December of 1969, so this is kinda a technicality as it was almost the 70's. She was the last born child from a large Catholic family, which is why she started writing, because no one would listen to her growing up. These days, when she's not writing you can find her refusing to iron work shirts for her husband, embarrassing her 4 kids, wrangling her 2 wily dogs, pole dancing, belly dancing, daydreaming about traveling to exotic places or just generally screwing things up royally.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Marie Loerzel's book is a laugh out loud read full of witty and

    Marie Loerzel's book is a laugh out loud read full of witty and thoughtful commentary on international living and travel. Her snarky candor and ability to see humor in hectic situations had me splitting a gut in the awkwardly quiet airport in Seattle on my layover to Tokyo. Rock the Kasbah is a real story of a self-denigrating yet hilarious woman, who finds herself among the chaos of family travel and life in a third world country. It is more relatable than Eat Pray Love, not to mention WAY funnier - and the lesson is a keeper. It's a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Marie does such a great job of describing her experiences in Mor

    Marie does such a great job of describing her experiences in Morocco. She has such a great sense of humor -- I was laughing the whole time! This book really provides a new perspective on expat life in North Africa. Great read!

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