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The Reluctant Tuscan: How I Discovered My Inner Italian - Phil Doran
The Reluctant Tuscan: How I Discovered My Inner Italian
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After years of working on a string of sitcoms, Phil Doran found himself on the outside looking in. Just as he and his peers had replaced the older guys when he was coming up the ranks, it was now happening to him. And it was freaking him out. He came home every night angry, burned- out, and... show more
After years of working on a string of sitcoms, Phil Doran found himself on the outside looking in. Just as he and his peers had replaced the older guys when he was coming up the ranks, it was now happening to him. And it was freaking him out. He came home every night angry, burned- out, and exhausted. After twenty-five years of losing her husband to Hollywood, Doran’s 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 300-year-old farmhouse for them to restore. The Reluctant Tuscan is about the author’s transition from being a successful but overworked writer-producer in Hollywood to rediscovering himself and his wife while in Italy, and finding happiness in the last place he expected. In the witty tone that made him a success as a writer in Hollywood, The Reluctant Tuscan captivates those who simply love a good travel narrative as well as anyone who loves the quirky humor of Bill Bryson, Dave Barry, and Jerry Seinfeld.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781592401895 (1592401899)
Publisher: Gotham
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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The House That Books Built
The House That Books Built rated it
3.0 The Reluctant Tuscan: How I Discovered My Inner Italian
Whenever I read this type of thing I immediately wish I was in Italy, taking in the local culture, the cuisine, the ambiance..meeting the local 'characters'..I suspect the reality would be rather prosaic though. Still, I enjoyed my little fantasy while reading this account of an American couple's ho...
June's Room
June's Room rated it
3.0 The Reluctant Tuscan: How I Discovered My Inner Italian
Whenever I read this type of thing I immediately wish I was in Italy, taking in the local culture, the cuisine, the ambiance..meeting the local 'characters'..I suspect the reality would be rather prosaic though. Still, I enjoyed my little fantasy while reading this account of an American couple's ho...
debnance
debnance rated it
3.0 The Reluctant Tuscan: How I Discovered My Inner Italian
Phil Doran may not have been the first person to move to Tuscany and decide to write about his move, but he would probably win the vote for most reluctant. For many years, Doran's wife worked in Tuscany while Doran wrote sitcoms in Hollywood. Finally, after some dismal setbacks in tv land, Doran's w...
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