Barry Frangipane doesn’t write books — he simply puts pen to paper and lets his life (and sense of humor) spill onto the page. Born in New Jersey, USA, Barry became infected with wanderlust in his youth and has failed to find a cure ever since. He has travelled extensively, operated an exclusive European tour company, and eaten more crêpes than he cares to mention. Most recently he found himself captivated by Liguria, Italy, and is now retired there with his wife. Barry claims to know French, Italian, English and the names of several other languages.
When a Swiss girl invited me to spend a year in Paris at 21 years old, how could I refuse? Little did I know that I would wind up between police and rioters with shots being fired, narrowly escaping a terrorist bombing, and begging for food. And helping to save the home of the world’s most famous mime from foreclosure.
I wrote Paris for Life to show how taking a chance can change your life, or if you’re not careful, possibly end it altogether.” —Barry Frangipane