I really enjoyed this book which is the real life experiences of Elizabeth Bard. She writes with candor how she met her future husband when she lived in London and was taking a week-end trip to Paris, France. They kept seeing each other and eventually moved in together and married. She talks about the street markets where you buy food and has recipes along with the story of her life. She points out how different France is from the United States in good and not so good ways. Yes health care is free but you do not question your doctor or even your shop keeper. There is a lot of paper work for everything and things move very slow. There is free health care but they do not want to see you when you are pregnant unless you have a problem because they say you are pregnant not sick. French people are usually very petite and stay that way by eating 3 meals a day with no snacks or food on the run. They eat cheese and bread but not usually together. Elizabeth does work at the Louvre museum but it was hard to work in France when she was not a citizen. The French police can stop you at anytime to see your papers which they do not do in the States or in England. They do have a lot of labor strikes in France. Her husband was not encouraged to be in film but to be an engineer. They do not always believe you can be what you want to be in France. She thought he husband always seemed so happy. France is not as materialistic or as in to success. They enjoy life according to Elizabeth.