"The Best of San Miguel de Allende/Lo Mejor de San Miguel de Allende" is an up-to-date, all-inclusive guide which talks to its curious readers with a blend of humor, integrity and insight, vididly capturing the colonial town's storied ambiance and even debunking much of what has been written about it in the past. It actually comprises two books in one: 192 pages in English (detailing a comprehensive and unbiased look at the arts, dining, drinking, history, children's activities, recreation and shopping) and a complete 204-page translation in Spanish. Sixteen pages with 45 color photos. Its handy dimensions make it easy to fit into a bag or back pocket.
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Joseph Harmes was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He began visiting the U.S.-Mexico border as an infant and moved to Mexico City in 1974 where he reported over the next 13 years for "Time," "Newsweek" and other publications. He spent 12 years reporting for "People" and was the magazine's bureau chief in Houston and, later, Miami. He has covered assignments in 18 countries, written about wars in Central America and the Balkans, followed Pope John Paul II and drank privately with Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes and Octavio Paz. He moved to San Miguel de Allende in 2002. He used "The Best of San Miguel de Allende/Lo Mejor de San Miguel de Allende" to teach a workshop on "The Pros, Cons and Strategies of Self-Publishing" for The San Miguel Authors' Sala. "Atención San Miguel," the town's English-language weekly, publishes excerpts of the book's exhaustive holiday and fiesta listings fulfilling a long-standing reader request.Review:
"A book that twinkles with joie de vivre. . . .essential seasoning for a tasty experience-fest." --Barbara Kastelein, The Miami Herald International Edition, January 16, 2005
"Combines thorough research (and) obvious love for the place to unveil a city that will surprise even long-time residents." --Bob Kelly, The Guadalajara Colony Reporter, December 11, 2004
"Razor sharp humor and revealing observations. This is the guide for one fun adventure. It belongs in every home." --Suzanne Ludekens, Atención San Miguel, November 26, 2004
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Book Description Joseph Harmes, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P119687846720
Book Description Joseph Harmes, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M9687846720