Dancing in the Fountain How to Enjoy Living Abroad By Karen McCann
Living abroad is an opportunity to reinvent yourself that rarely exists outside the witness protection program. You get to hit the reset button on your life. Karen McCann’s tale of moving from Cleveland, Ohio, to Seville, Spain, is “a delightfully well-written true-life adventure story . . . McCann’s writing is inviting, immediately charming, and constantly entertaining,” says Chris Brady (A Month of Italy). Dancing in the Fountain takes its title from one blazing hot night when the author and her husband found themselves sitting on the edge of a big stone fountain. Dabbling their feet in the cool water, pretty soon they were wading, then dancing in the fountain. It’s technically legal to do this on hot nights in Seville, but an old man passing by growled, “Hey you two, is that any way to behave? You wouldn’t do that back where you come from.” And that’s the whole point. Living overseas, you get to try things you’d never do back home. “Dancing in the Fountain is perhaps the best book about travel that I have ever read,” writes Guy Thatcher, author of Journey of Days. “It is full of wry humor and it is laugh-out-loud funny.” Rita Golden Gelman, author of Tales of a Female Nomad, says, “What fun. . . McCann’s wacky sense of humor will have you smiling on every page. Just reading this will give you the confidence of an experienced traveler.” “Creating a new life in an old European city has never been so delightful, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny,” says Victoria Twead, author of Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools.