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The (Future) Vista Cañas Library

Happier Than a Billionaire

(1 customer review)

Author: Nadine Hays Pisani

Length: 243 pages
Type: Non-Fiction
Genre: Memoir

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“I came across this blog while reading Forbes online and enjoyed the first class writing. It reminded me of, and was in the same big league as “A year in Provence” -Okfine response to Chapter “Pink Houses, Clouds, & Crazy People” “I had to grab the Kleenex box on this one, as I laughed so much I literally cried! Thank you so much for sharing. I came upon your blog tangentially from your answer to a question on Frommers’, and I haven’t stopped reading yet. I am so happy for you, that you are “living” your life and truly enjoying it. I am also glad I can enjoy CR vicariously through your posts!” -Lana response to Chapter “Stop…Or My Husband Will Shoot” TWO PLANE TICKETS, NO PLAN, ONE DREAM A celebration of one couple’s decision to risk it all and live in one of the happiest places on earth. In this humorous and witty account, Nadine Pisani shares what it is like to follow her dream of quitting her job and starting a new life under the sunny skies of Costa Rica. Along the way, she finds reliable utilities are not that reliable, quirky neighbors are unavoidable, and tackling red tape takes the strength of a linebacker. But with all its challenges, you’ll learn why Costa Rica is ranked as one of the happiest places on earth—and you too may want to taste the Pura Vida lifestyle.”


1 review for Happier Than a Billionaire

  1. Janet Dore

    Nadine is a woman after my own heart and soul. A kindred spirit, for sure.

    After returning from my sixth wander to Belize, my disgust with the rat race was at its highest point ever. The transition from the slow paced serenity of the Caribbean I had savored for the last 10 days to my frenzied SoCal life was not gentle. It mattered not that there was a stunning beach just minutes from my new house. The high cost of living here coupled with an out-of-control To Do List kept it constantly out of reach.

    I knew what had to be done. Instead of a 21 day pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago after my youngest left for college in five years, I needed to go on a permanent pilgrimage to Central America. My research started immediately. Hence, the purchase of Happier Than a Billionaire.

    More of a collection of anecdotes, rather than an “manual,” this book had me laughing out loud more than once. I related more than once, too. I definitely have a general feel for the state of existence I’m heading toward – and the importance of a sense of humor.

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