Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Top Read - A Review of Happier Than a Billionaire
Last year I started reading Costa Rican blogger Happier Than A Billionnaire. I have a love of travel and follow several bloggers, but none as funny as Nadine Hays Pisani. Every week she posts an episode on her blog of their zero hour work week life after she and her husband Rob sold their Chiropractic practises in the U.S.A, sold all their worldy possessions and fled to Costa Rica in search of a healthier simpler life.
Four years later and they have no regrets. They lead a simple happy life on a budget of approximately $1000 per month caretaking a house for an expat while they start the process of building on their own lot. Hubby and I were fortunate enough to meet up for a beer with Nadine and her husband Rob (both were recently featured on CNN.com)on our recent trip to Costa Rica.
Nadine and I both share a love of travel and a search for happiness that is not necessarily brought on by purchased goods. They are a lovely funny down to earth couple living the life that most dream about (including me) and I highly recommend you purchase her book. Not all rainbows and butterflies, Nadine tells it like it is, the good, the bad, the ugly, the dusty, the beautiful and the hilarious.
My review as posted to Amazon.com:
"What should be mandatory reading for anyone thinking of moving to, or travelling to Central America, Happier than a Billionaire is gut-wrenchingly laugh out loud funny, best read with a nice glass of wine in a lawn chair. Frankly, one of the best travel type books I have ever read, and once you start very difficult to put down. Definitely worth the read!"
This is the one new book you should purchase this year as good luck finding a used copy (I bought a paper version as wanted one for my library).
Before I purchased my copy I was thinking of downloading a kindle version (only $2.99 USD) and found out that even if you don't have a kindle reader you can download kindle for FREE at amazon.com to your laptop(subject to specific memory requirements-see their site for details).