The Reluctant Tuscan

The Reluctant Tuscan

Book - 2006
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After years of working on a string of sitcoms, Phil Doran found himself on the outside looking in. Just as he and his peers had replaced the older guys when he was coming up the ranks, it was now happening to him. And it was freaking him out. He came home every night angry, burned- out, and exhausted. After twenty-five years of losing her husband to Hollywood, Doran's wife decided it was finally time for a change--so on one of her many solo trips to Italy she surprised her husband by purchasing a broken-down 300-year-old farmhouse for them to restore. The Reluctant Tuscan is about the author's transition from being a successful but overworked writer-producer in Hollywood to rediscovering himself and his wife while in Italy, and finding happiness in the last place he expected.

In the witty tone that made him a success as a writer in Hollywood, The Reluctant Tuscan captivates those who simply love a good travel narrative as well as anyone who loves the quirky humor of Bill Bryson, Dave Barry, and Jerry Seinfeld.

Publisher: New York : Gotham Books [2006], c2005
ISBN: 9781592401895
Branch Call Number: 945.5 Dor 3558ad 1
Characteristics: viii, 306 p


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mayfairlady Nov 11, 2010

Certainly - the closest I'll ever come to renovating a property in Tuscany - is reading this book.
Great fun!

Nov 11, 2010

A humourous account of the restoration of a run down home in the Tuscan town of Cambione.

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