Originally from Chicago and now back there again on a two-year "American Experiment" to determine if she really can live in a country other than Switzerland, Chantal Panozzo spent almost a decade of her life in the land of cheese, chocolate, and people who can pronounce her name. She has written about Switzerland for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN Travel, Fodor's, The Christian Science Monitor, and many others. In 2014, her collection of personal essays, Swiss Life: 30 Things I Wish I’d Known was published—eventually landing her on the front page of the highly esteemed Swiss tabloid, Blick am Abend, as the American who saved Switzerland’s honor. She is currently trying to do the same thing for the United States as she writes the sequel, American Life: 30 Things I Wish I'd Known. In the meantime, she 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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