When Lisa Condie’s marriage and a subsequent relationship disintegrated, she traveled to Italy to lick her wounds and implored her angels to help her discover what her next chapter of life might hold. As Lisa explored the streets of Florence, she felt invigorated and fulfilled wandering through the famed architecture and spectacular galleries; a deep sense of peace enveloped her as she discovered the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, where Condie sought out wineries and olive groves, and monasteries and churches for answers and inspiration. The imposing Duomo that dominated the Florence skyline and the city’s awe-inspiring bridges and meandering rivers beckoned her to leave her Utah home. The sights of Florence not only healed her, they became her muse.
With a kind of passion she had never experienced, Lisa answered that call. Part memoir, part deeply personal adventure, I Found Myself in Tuscany is Lisa’s journey of the mind and leap of faith to drop everything, to sell her worldly possessions, and to start again in Italy.
You’ll share Condie’s doubts and fears as she navigates the frustrating Italian bureaucracy, struggles to learn the language, shares stories with the local expat community, develops lifelong friends, and discovers neighboring Tuscan towns, determined to create and to share her own journey through a women's-only tour company, Find Yourself in Tuscany. You’ll meet the colorful residents of Florence, her treasured, generous landlord, and her endearing and infuriating neighbors.
Having published with Huffington Post, Condie’s story initially evolved online. As a featured guest on NBC’s The Today Show with Kathy Lee and Hoda, Condie’s tour company was kick-started, responses and inquiries flooded her inbox. Lisa was fulfilling her dream!
Beautifully and eloquently written, I Found Myself in Tuscany will bring both tears of sorrow and of laughter. Condie’s sojourn from divorcee to successful businesswoman is filled with insight. It’s a book you won’t put down until the last page, and be left wanting more.