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Finding Your Feet in Chicago - The Essential Guide for Expat Families by [Martin-Place, Véronique]
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'Martin-Place's tried and true advice will make you feel like a local in no time!' Cindy McCarthy, Onthegochicago.com. 'How I wish that even I, an American from birth, had been able to find a book like this before I moved to Chicago with my family!' Wendy Widom, partner at FamiliesInTheLoop.com. 'This book is all you need.' Toni Summers-Hargis, author of The Stress-Free Guide to Studying in the States.

About the Author

Véronique Martin-Place was born in Lyon (France). She is an experienced expatriate spouse and mom of two daughters. She lived in France, Norway, Sri Lanka and the US. Facing a new relocation in 2008, she decided to do only what she loves: reading and writing. As a writer, she specializes in topics such as expatriation, parenting abroad, expat women, and travel. Véronique is thrilled to influence and positively advise people through her writing. Besides writing, Véronique has a passion for painting watercolor, baking lemon pie and madeleines.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1166 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Springtime Books (14 April 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00W5M8XTG
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #959,230 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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An excellent guide to Chicago, and very well researched. Very family-friendly, this book covers schools, places of interest, shops, restaurants and tourism. And sport. Also places to live, and the lingo needed, which may vary from your own part of the world. The health advice is very useful, the subjects of networking, jobs and businesses covered, and there are handy tips throughout. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read it before moving to America ! 4 Feb. 2013
By Jay Russell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
With lots of explanations about how things work in Chicago you will save a lot of time and stress before settling. Even if the topic is about the third biggest town in the US, I found most of the general descriptions useful and helpful for another area in the country ! Thanks to this author, the reader could have an idea how rich and fulfilling his stay could be if he decide to make the best of this move.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great resource for every expat family in Chicago (not only newcomers!) 18 Feb. 2013
By Anne-Isabelle H. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I must say I was quite skeptical when I received this book as a gift. I've been living in Chicago for more than 4 years, so 'Finding (my) feet in Chicago' ,hum, well, I've already done that, thanks. Or so I thought...
As a mom of a 3-month old baby, I've realized how little about raising a child in my beloved city when I started to read this book. Martin-Place did a fantastic job at covering every aspect of all family-related topics (from birth to school) not only from an administrative point of view but also from a social aspect (she gives very funny examples from her own experience, such as the birthday invitations or Halloween).
This book is very easy to read, and full of 'real life' examples, not only from the author but from other expats from Europe and South America. Overall, this book is a very practical resource when you have a family in Chicago, even if you're not a new comer. Highly recommended!
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource for anyone moving to Chicago -- and a must read for non-Americans setting up in the Windy City! 2 Feb. 2013
By karen dwanky - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Veronique Martin Place has written a guidebook that in many ways reads like a novella, smattered with interesting anecdotes and reflections from her own life (and the experiences of friends and acquaintances) about settling down in Chicago and/or its environs. From a practical perspective the book is very useful (getting to know the area, choosing neighborhoods, etc) but what I really appreciated about the book is it's cultural analysis, and seeing Americans/mid-Westerners/Chicagoans through the lens of a french "serial" expat. This lens is both instructive and enlightening, and Veronique Martin Place provides an important service to any "outsider" who may not have considered some of the different cultural "rules," such as how to deal with one's children, and what is considered acceptable behavior in public (I love her anecdote about bathing suits! I will not give it away here but I read the story out loud to my family and we all had a good laugh!) Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have ! 14 Feb. 2013
By Aida Camara-Crowder - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This guide is a gem for any expatriate ! It is impressive to have so much information gathered in one place !! The guide covers all areas of concern for expatriates: schools, doctors, entertainment, job search support, shopping and many more... This guide is full of great references even if you have already settled in Chicago. I am absolutely delighted to have it, and I highly recommend it !
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need to know 24 Jan. 2013
By Bluebell9 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
An excellent guide to Chicago, and very well researched. Very family-friendly, this book covers schools, places of interest, shops, restaurants and tourism. And sport. Also places to live, and the lingo needed, which may vary from your own part of the world. The health advice is very useful, the subjects of networking, jobs and businesses covered, and there are handy tips throughout. Highly recommended.
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