Kevin McDonough

Biography

The author has a lifelong fascination with Europe. This is his first book, stories about dropping everything and moving to Paris. He sleeps in Los Angeles, but dreams of Paris. He travels there frequently to make sure his friends are raising their children properly, and won’t forget their “American uncle.”

Smashwords Interview

Why did you write this book?
Not everyone gets to pull up stakes and move to Paris. When I told people of my time there, I saw wonder in their eyes, but also an underlying sadness. For myriad reasons they would never be able to do what I did. I wrote the book with them in mind, to let them live vicariously through my experiences, from arriving not knowing a soul, searching for an apartment, enrolling in language school, meeting friends, and enemies. If it gives just one person the courage to do it, I’d be ecstatic, and love to hear about it. As I say in the book, "I can't promise everything that happened to me will happen to you. I can only hope."
What drew you to Paris in the first place?
My first trip to Europe was the typical London, Paris, Nice, Rome circuit. I loved them all, but there was something about Paris that stuck with me. I remember stepping off the shuttle near the Arc. The moment my feet hit the ground, I wanted to stay. I was fascinated trying to understand the street signs, billboards, and what each pastry was in the windows.
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Where to find Kevin McDonough online


Books

Vista Con Camera
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,610. Language: Italian. Published: January 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
L’autore di questo libro dovrebbe farsi vedere da uno specialista . Si è trasferito a Parigi portandosi solo una valigia e il passaporto, e sapendo che se non ci fosse andato se ne sarebbe pentito per il resto della sua vita. Aveva ragione o no? Unitevi a lui in questo viaggio: dalla ricerca di un appartamento alle difficoltà della scuola di lingue , dalla nascita di nuove amicizie all’occasionale
A View with a Room
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,410. Language: American English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
“A View with a Room” is Kevin McDonough’s humorous adventure of pursuing his long-held dream to live in Paris. With nothing but his suitcase and passport, he arrives in the City of Light not knowing a soul. But a chance meeting at a sidewalk crêpe stand propels his life in a new direction where he learns about friendship, food, and most importantly, himself.

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