Gringos in Paradise: An American Couple Builds Their Retirement Dream House in a Seaside Village in Mexico (Paperback)
An American Couple Builds Their Retirement Dream House in a Seaside Village in Mexico
Scribner Book Company, 9780743276368, 312pp.
Publication Date: December 9, 2008
Praise For Gringos in Paradise: An American Couple Builds Their Retirement Dream House in a Seaside Village in Mexico…
"Golson combines wry humor with personal experience in this highly entertaining and informative account of life on Mexico's Pacific coast. His descriptions of the sights, sounds, smells and rhythms of daily village life and insights into Mexican culture and customs are among the best I've ever read. Though not specifically a how-to retirement guide, the book is packed with invaluable, neighbor to neighbor tips. Unlike the usual dry, factual, sleep-inducing retirement guides, I enjoyed this one cover to cover. If Gringos In Paradise doesn't give you the Mexico itch, check your vital signs!"
-- Carl Franz, author of The People's Guide to Mexico
"I love risk-takers and Barry Golson is one of them. Consider this: Most Americans don't travel outside the U.S. and fewer than 23 per cent even have passports! But where does it say in the manual you can't broaden your horizons? Golson is a perfect and literal example of someone who's done just that. For all the rest of you, he's also proof that if you define a goal as a dream with a deadline, there's no end to what you can accomplish -- and experience."
-- Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, NBC Today Show
"Not just a useful tale of house-building in the Mexican tropics, but a funny, touching story of how both men and women can be re-invigorated by the challenge of change in their lives."
-- Karen Blue, author of Midlife Mavericks: Women Reinventing Their Lives in Mexico
"This is a great personal story about the choices the boomer generation now faces and about opting for a vigorous life change in the power years."
-- Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., author of The Power Years: A User's Guide to the Rest of Your Life
"As all wise expats know, paradise isn't a place -- it's a state of mind. Golson's book tells about building a retirement house in Mexico, but between the lines it's really about the harder job of building a new life. I won't be surprised if Gringos in Paradise becomes the newest bona fide Boomer Bible."
-- James Morgan, author of Chasing Matisse: A Year in France Living My Dream
"Gringos in Paradise is well written and exceedingly entertaining, full of rich anecdotes and plainspoken advice. It's proof that reinventing your life in retirement is anything but a crazy idea. Moving and hilarious."
-- AARP the Magazine
"A funny and practical book."
-- Publishers Weekly
"Golson's overarching experience is one of amiability, creativity, honesty, openhandedness, and a zest for life."
-- San Francisco Chronicle