Why We Left An Anthology of American Women Expats
Millions of Americans dream about living in Mexico – and millions more do! From Oaxaca to Baja, Guanajuato to Puerto Vallarta, Lake Chapala to the Yucatan, more than two dozen women from all over Mexico share their stories in this new book. “Why We Left: An Anthology of American Women Expats” is a fun, inspiring and humorous read you’ll enjoy from cover to cover, full of useful and encouraging words of wisdom from 27 women who made the move and couldn’t be happier. In inspiring words straight from the heart, the contributors share their plans and preparations, hardships and challenges, joys and satisfactions as their new lives in Mexico unfold.
“A luscious, inspiring read…For anyone who has dreamedof moving to Mexico and living a different life, Why We Left shows that you don’t have to be rich or retired orcrazy to follow yourheart. Written by regular women from all walks of life,the stories inthis book give you hope that you can do it, too–that you cantake thatleap, move to Mexico and be happy, just like they are.” – DeborahRodriguez, New York Times best-selling author of “The Kabul Beauty School”
“This is a story of everyday life,told through the eyes of women who chose toreap the rewards of venturing beyond the familiar. We’re invited along astravel companions and watch as they face the challenge of bridging cultures,experience loss and longing for what was left behind and revel in the highs ofself-transformation as they make what was once “foreign” a place they now callhome.” – Julie Bettie, Ph.D., Chair ofSociology / Associate Professor of Culture & Gender Studies, UC SantaCruz
About the Author
Janet Blaser has been a writer, editor and storyteller her entirelife. Somehow she always ended up writing about great food, amazingplaces, fascinating people and unique events. Her work has appeared innumerous travel and expat publications as well as newspapers andmagazines in and around Santa Cruz, California.
Originally fromNew York, she spent most of her adult life in Santa Cruz until moving to Mazatlán, Mexico in 2006. There she started M! Magazine, an Englishmonthly publication, and also founded the Mercado Organico de Mazatlán, a weekly open-air market where local farmers sell their organically grown produce and products.
After living for two years in a tinyrural town on the coast in Nayarit, Mexico, where she wrote, gardened,surfed and practiced the art of relaxation, Janet moved back to Mazatlan and the hustle-bustle of the biog city. She counts among her manyblessings three wonderful children as well as a trio of delightfulgrandchildren.