Author Signing with Marcia DeSanctis - 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go
Marcia DeSanctis will discuss and sign copies of her new book 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go at The Hickory Stick Bookshop on Saturday, October 25th at 2:00 pm.
100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go consists of 100 essays, stories, and advice on Desanctis’ favorite places in France as well as reflections on some of the country’s great women, staring with Joan of Arc up through Catherine de’Medici, to Edith Piaf, Amélie and even Carla Bruni. This book digs deeply into the stories behind the place, and it’s for everyone: the first time traveler to France as well as the most sophisticated Francophile. Lots of the stories come from Desanctis’ unforgettable years living and working in Paris, and many of them are entirely new discoveries.
Award-winning writer Marcia DeSanctis draws on years of traveling experience and living in France to lead the reader through vineyards, architectural treasures, fabled gardens and contemplative hikes from Biarritz to Deauville, Antibes to the French Alps.
Like all great travel writing, this volume goes beyond being a mere guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there. Combining advice, memoir and meditations on the glories of traveling through France, this book is the must-have in your carry-on when flying to Paris.
Marcia Desanctis’ early career was spent in network television news both in the US and abroad. For the bulk of her career, she was a producer for Barbara Walters at ABC News. She also worked for 60 Minutes, Dateline NBC and Dow Jones. Presently she writes for magazines including Vogue, Departures, O the Oprah Magazine, MORE, Tin House, and Town & Country. Marcia Desanctis has had stories published in the New York Times, Modern Love and the Times Magazine. She does as much travel writing as possible, and in 2012 was honored with 3 Lowell Thomas Awards, including one for Travel Journalist of the Year, for her essays from Rwanda, Paris, and Russia. That year, she also received a Solas Award for an essay about an experience in Cold War Moscow. In her career, Marcia Desanctis has written about sugar, marriage, Graham Greene, her hips, Haiti, sex scandals, all her travels, and quite a bit about her life since she left the big city with her family for the rural wilds.
Marcia Desanctis graduated from Princeton, where she studied creative writing with Russell Banks but majored in Russian language and literature. She lived in Paris for four years where she married the sculptor who is still her husband. Moscow is one of her favorite places on earth. Others are the Grand Canyon as well as her own kitchen, especially when her two teenagers are home, which is a rare occurance.