At the age of 70 the author retired and set out to fulfill a life long dream of living in another country. He planned to live in the world's most beautiful city, Paris, for two years, but returned home to California after a year in Paris and Tuscany. He takes you on his journey, experiencing the joys and challenges of living in those two storied parts of the world.
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About the Author
Boyd Lemon is a retired lawyer, having spent more than 40 years practicing in southern California. He moved to Boston to experience the east coast and begin his writing career while practicing law part time. He wrote his memoir, published by Outskirts Press, "Digging Deep: A Writer Uncovers His Marriages," about his journey to understand his role in the destruction of his three marriages. It has been in the top 1% of sales on Amazon. In 2010 he fulfilled a life long dream by moving to Paris. He experienced the joys of the cuisine, art and history of the most beautiful city in the world, while facing the challenges to a 69 year-old learning French and dealing with the French bureaucracies, public and private. From finding and renting an apartment to obtaining an alien residence permit, he met and conquered those challenges so that he could revel in the beauty of the city of his dreams. For a final month he relaxed and enjoyed the scenic beauty and food of the tiny villages of Monzone and Equi Terme in northern Tuscany. His primary means of transportation were walking and riding the Paris Metro. One of his greatest joys was experiencing the cuisines of France and Italy. He kept a detailed journal daily, from which his new memoir, "Eat, Walk, Write," was written. In the end, although he originally planned to stay for two years or perhaps indefinitely, he realized he needed a home near his children and grandchildren in California, so after a year he returned to live in Ventura, California. He continues to write daily and is working on a book about how to have the time of your life in retirement, which he is living.