Friday, May 9, 2014

Swiss Life: 30 Things I Wish I'd Known

Whatever one should know about Swiss life and living abroad, Writer Abroad learned the hard way. But now she makes living abroad a little easier (or at least a little funnier) in a just published essay collection titled SWISS LIFE: 30 THINGS I WISH I'D KNOWN.

What should one know about Swiss life? Well, 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?                     

Learned anything about life in Switzerland yet? Well, sit back, relax, and enjoy some cheese and chocolate. Because that’s just the beginning.​                                                                                                                          

SWISS LIFE: 30 THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN is a collection of both published (The Christian Science MonitorNational Geographic GlimpseChicken Soup for the Soul Books, and Brain, Child) and new essays in which Writer Abroad discovers that whatever she thought she knew about the land of a certain storybook mountain girl, she had a lot to learn about the real Switzerland, you know, the one on the world map.                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Writer Abroad will read from her book at Orell Füssli, The Bookshop (Bahnhofstrasse 70, 8001 Zurich) on May 23, 2014 at 7 p.m. She encourages anyone to stop by and say hello in whatever their official language of choice may be. Free bookmarks will reward your visit.
Come to the reading and get a free bookmark.

But if you can’t make it, the print version of the book is now available on The Kindle version is available too. Alternatively, you can join Writer Abroad’s mailing list to find out when the book is available at other retailers. Nook, Kobo, and other versions are also coming soon. 

What's more, to celebrate the publication of Swiss Life: 30 Things I Wish I'd Known, Writer Abroad is offering 30% off the print book on to her mailing list members (see, great deals in Switzerland do exist!). To get the discount, all you have to do is join the book's mailing list by Monday, May 12. The code will be e-mailed to all mailing list members on Tuesday, May 13 and will remain valid for one week. Writer Abroad says danke vielmal in advance for your support.

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  1. Thank you! Or as the Swiss would say, Merci vielmal!

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