Finding Me In France is now available for purchase:

What are people saying?

“I devoured this book and enjoyed myself so much I poured another glass and read it all again.” (Read the whole article.)


“Bobbi French writes a hilarious tale of starting over that will tempt you to run away and join the circus. Or for people like me who did, it will convince you that you did the right thing. If you wondered what Eat, Pray, Love would be like if David Sedaris wrote it… This book is for you!”

— MARK CRITCH, This Hour Has 22 Minutes

“In Finding Me in France, Bobbi French delivers a fresh, honest and downright hilarious perspective on what it’s like to pack up an entire life and start over in a small town in France. Her tales of setting up shop in the land of croissants, verb conjugations, and mortgage applications will have you laughing out loud, yearning for a pain au chocolat, and plotting a trip (or a move!) back to France.”

— JULIETTE SOBANET, author of Sleeping with Paris & Kissed in Paris

Finding Me in France is a thoughtful, funny, engaging memoir … If the prose doesn’t make you you want to run away to France, the pictures definitely will.”

— TRUDY MORGAN-COLE, author of That Forgetful Shore & By the Rivers of Brooklyn

“A delicious book … You can taste it all through her scrumptious stories and sumptuous photos. The taste is fresh and original … I fell in love with this book.”

— KAREN MAEZEN MILLER, author of Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life & Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood

19 Responses to Announcing… the Book

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  1. Ben Rutherford says:

    Yes please pre order me one

  2. Great cover, well done compadre! (that’s Neil) I always wondered what he was doing, and now I find I like you BOTH, one for the stories, the other for the stories’ material, and the design bit. Looking forward to seeing it!

  3. Tina says:

    Can’t wait to read this!

  4. Darlene Bull says:

    First I heard of the book was on television this morning. Sounds like a good read and I will pick up a copy this weekend.

  5. Sarah Giles says:

    I read about your book in Rhoda Church’s blog on I also write a blog at that site (Point of Care: Where Life Meets Medicine). I was a med student at Dal and always LOVED your lectures as you came across as human and had an awesome sense of humour. I cannot wait to read the book and the blog. Congratulations!

  6. Martina says:

    Congratulations, fantastic read! I enjoy reading books by authors from my province of NL but this is one of the best! Started this book before travelling France by train and couldn’t put it down!(sorry I didnt take pictures) It is so interesting,funny and well written. I have an even greater understanding now that I have visited France,speaks only NL english, works in Health Care and have also reached menopause! I hope you will continue writing to keep us all entertained!

  7. Janel says:

    Book is limited on Amazon. How do I get a copy?

    • Bobbi says:

      Hi Janel,
      If you click on the Creative Publishing link, they will ship a copy to you. It costs a little more but you are supporting an independent publisher and a new writer. Also the e-book is just about ready to come out although I’m sure of the exact date.

  8. Kirk LeMessurier says:

    Congrats, Bobbi! Good on you for getting published. I will, ‘Like,’ and order! :) Cheers, Kirk

  9. I’m totally enamoured (read “amour”) with your book. I’m trying to read it slowly in order to savour every last sip of wine and every luscious bite of croissant. After long days in our Clinic, I read it under the covers with the flashlight, annoying the crap out of my beloved hubby as I wake him periodically with outright gaffaws. I too am a Maritimer, Dr. of Natural Medicine in the other Saint John specializing in Reichian Character Analysis with 3 of my 4 books published. The last one released just this month takes place in France too, a novel, exercising my Post Grad. thesis through the loins of two teenagers on an exchange program in Nice. You feel like a kindred spirit to me, however, although my hair is white as snow like yours I’m more a 49 year old cuddly polar bear than a giraffe! It’s my pleasure to meet you, albeit virtually. Salut mon nouvelle ami!

  10. brenda says:

    Is this going to be published/re-published in the United States anytime soon? U.S. amazon says “out of print.”

    • Bobbi says:

      Hi Brenda,
      The book can be purchased from, they will ship it to the US, as will Creative Publishing (there’s a link to them on the blog). The e-book is supposed to be out soon, although I don’t have the exact date yet.


  11. Candace says:

    I am absolutely loving your book. Your sense of humour is wonderful. I was afraid to buy the book because I thought it would only make me jealous but I am so glad I did. Of course I am telling all my friends.

  12. Linda Adler says:

    I bought and read your book on my return to Toronto from St. John’s and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’d like to “find myself in France” also. Looking forward to another adventure.

  13. Terri says:

    I received your book as a Christmas present and deliberately put off reading it to stave off the jealousy. I broke down last weekend and now am the proud owner of a ticket (return, sadly) to France in May. I loved the book and have spread the word to many friends. Thank you so much for sharing.

  14. I just finished reading your book, and enjoyed every word. I am a Francophile and it has always been my dream to live in France. Thanks for taking me there with the magic of your words.

  15. Carole Samson-Patenaude says:

    I bought your book a few months ago at Indigo and was keeping it for just the right moment. As soon as I started to read, I could not put it down. I could see myself right there in a country that I love so much, having been there in the Beaujolais and Bourgogne region so often. As my husband often said : “If I should die soon, let it be here”. Even though I speak French fluently (being from Quebec), I can understand the hardship as I travel also to Italy and Spain where the language is not so familiar to me.
    I celebrate your courage to abandon Canada and try for a new life and experience abroad, but your choice is incredibly apealing to me and makes me wonder if we should not do the same. Enough of the rat race…
    As they say in France : bonne continuation.
    Looking forward to the tome 2!

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