Ever imagine what it would be like to run a bed and breakfast in one of the world's most beautiful cities? In this hilarious memoir, former international business executive and lawyer Brian McGreevy tells the tale of restoring an 18th century house South of Broad as a charming bed and breakfast that was soon attracting guests from all over the world. Featured in Fodor's Best Bed and Breakfasts in America as well as InStyle Magazine, the McGreevys' B&B provides the stage for a year of adventure as the family, guests, and staff join in the capers and mirth in the heart of the historic district near the Battery. Lovers of Charleston will relish the chance to escape by living vicariously through this story, a cross between Peter Mayle's "A Year in Provence" and Herman Wouk's "Don't Stop the Carnival." Having grown up in Charleston, with the requisite rites of passage in Charleston like attending Mrs. Whaley's Cotillion and graduating from prestigious Porter-Gaud School, McGreevy is a Charleston insider whose love for this beautiful city shines through his descriptions of its changing seasons. Featuring a cast of characters including loony tour guides, misplaced Yankees, and woozy housekeepers, these tales will keep you laughing while at the same time making you want to plan another trip to Charleston!
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Brian McGreevy grew up in Charleston, won a prize in dancing from Mrs. Whaley's Cotillion, graduated from Porter-Gaud School, and set off to see the world. After attending Duke and graduating magna cum laude from Furman, he then earned a Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law and traveled throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America as the Managing Director of an international trade association. In the late 1990s, he jumped off the corporate fast-track and moved back to Charleston with his wife and small children to start a bed and breakfast. McGreevy and his family reside in downtown Charleston. PRAISE FOR BRING YOUR OWN SHEETS: "My friend, Brian McGreevy, has published the most refreshing, most original, and most hilarious memoir about running a bed and breakfast in downtown Charleston. Will make you laugh, cry, and laugh some more as each one-of-a-kind guest comes through this one-of-a-kind South Of Broad home. Don't miss it!"--BETH WEBB HART, best-selling author of THE WEDDING MACHINE and MOON OVER EDISTO "Brian McGreevy's delightful book features Charleston history, eccentrics, charm, and grace, and is as charming and eccentric as the old city herself!"--SOCIAL PRIMER, K. Cooper Ray
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 164 pages. 8.50x5.50x0.41 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1482575639