Uncorked: My year in Provence studying Pétanque, discovering Chagall, drinking Pastis, and mangling French

Uncorked: My year in Provence studying Pétanque, discovering Chagall, drinking Pastis, and mangling French

by Paul Shore

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981347417
Publisher: Paul Shore
Publication date: 03/20/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 158,592
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Paul Shore is an author and technology industry veteran, who has worked around the globe. His second book, "Uncorked", is an Amazon Best Seller, a Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist, and a nomineefor a Whistler Writers Festival Independent Book Award. Paul's drive to embrace new challenges has seen him involved in a variety of pursuits. After the software startup he was with in France was acquired by computer chip maker Broadcom in 1999, Paul returned to Vancouver and led the company's voice-over-internet group for years. Marrying a talent for business with a passion for sport and community, Shore pursued a role in the world of sports and spent an inspiring, and at times physically risky, few years working for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He has also regularly dedicated energy to volunteerism, while living in Whistler with his wife and children and exploring the mountains and ocean of the coast.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
A Little Background 1
Prologue · Watching Silently 2
1 · A Mysterious Game 6
2 · Picture Postcard 16
3 · You Need a Sponsor 22
4 · A Clandestine Affair 32
5 · Culture Shock 42
6 · Initiation by Gendarmes 52
7 · Go Buy Balls 66
8 · What's a Vernissage? 76
9 · Becoming a Riverain 84
10 · Stepping Into the Light 98
11 · Mind Games 106
12 · Not So Lost in Translation 116
13 · Welcome to the Circle 130
14 · Il a le Sens du Jeu 140
15 · Joie de Vivre 150
Epilogue · Déjà Vu 156
A Closing Note 163

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Uncorked: My year in Provence studying Pétanque, discovering Chagall, drinking Pastis, and mangling French 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
Interesting and written with dry wit, this little book gives a window into the observations and involvement of a year spent in the South of France. He quietly worms his way into a regional game played by locals, good thing that he is Canadian and fluent in language if not dialect. Nice low key read which clearly conveys his love and respect for the people he met.