Originally from Chicago, Chantal Panozzo arrived in Switzerland in 2006, relieved to discover a country where people can actually pronounce her name. Her essays have appeared everywhere from The Christian Science Monitor to Swiss News, where she wrote the monthly “Expat Adventure” column for three years. She has also served as a National Geographic Glimpse correspondent, been commissioned to write and perform a corporate drama by World Radio Switzerland, and her essays have appeared in several best-selling anthologies. In 2010, she co-founded the Zurich Writers Workshop. A recipient of the Rosalie Fleming Memorial Humor Prize, Chantal divides her time between copywriting, writing, and blogging (One Big Yodel and Writer Abroad). She is currently at work on a novel, and would like to remind everyone that really, it’s okay to live in canton Aargau. www.chantalpanozzo.com
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Life in Switzerland. The not-made-for-TV version.
What should you know about Swiss life? How about the fact that you can be hired in one language and fired in another? Or the realization that your Swiss neighbor is not coming over to chat—she is coming over to clean your gutter? Or the reality that cheese is a homeopathic treatment—for lactating boobs? This collection tells all. And more.
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