"You know how, in 'Eat, Pray, Love,' 'Under the Tuscan Sun,' 'An Italian Affair' and all those other memoirs? Women go to Italy to put their lives back together." I said this to Jenny over our first gourmet Mac and Cheese planning meeting. "Well, let's go and have a delicious time because there is nothing wrong. Because we are happy with our lives, well-loved, and healthy."
"Let's make it our plan," said Jenny, "to stuff our eyes with art, and our bodies with good food. Let's gain ten pounds."
"It's a deal," I said. "Ten days, ten pounds"
Thank you to my thousand readers-or peekers-who checked out my memoir-in-progress.
Wattpad was a wonderful trial platform to expand on the misadventures first recorded in the blog, http://kristenandjennygotoitaly.com, which is still up and you are welcome to take a peek.
I'm taking this draft down and polishing it from a solid midway draft into a delicious and memorable read about the unexpected feelings, brushes with death, and awakenings that unfold when you think you've got life figured out.
If you like horses and hiking, pasta and paintings, shoes and shopping, fantasy and friendship, please 'like' the book on Facebook @10D10P. There, you can learn more about the characters (real people) and the beauty we value, listen to sample chapters, and follow my journey to publication.
And sometime, if you've got a bottle of prosecco open, you might tune in to the Ten Days, Ten Pounds playlist on Spotify and imagine yourself walking cobbled streets with a best friend.
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