Book

The Book is about my last 10 years living in the Dominican Republic.  It begins when I arrived in 2001 as a Scuba Diving Instructor on a 6 month contract.  I fell in love with the country and the people and then with a Dominican man, who I eventually married.

'What about your saucepans?' is now available from Amazon.com here in both paperback and Kindle format.

and Barnes and Noble here

It is also available at Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca and other Amazon sites.

In addition it is available on Apple iBooks and Kobo.


For those living in the Dominican Republic who cannot obtain deliveries from Amazon, you can email me at yoursaucepans@hotmail.com and I can deliver you a copy via Caribe Express or Metropac.

The book has over 70 reviews now on Amazon and other sites and luckily most are 5 stars! If you like the blog, then buy the book. I promise you, you won't be disappointed.



36 comments:

  1. You have a big heart, as my Dominican friend here in Sweden would say. You write witty, lovingly and so funny about your adventures and every day life and I laughed until I cried at times and forgot the cold draft, the grey day and the sad-looking Christmas tree awaiting hoovering for an hour. Will your book be available as an e-book?

    (forgive my Swenglish)
    Malin

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  2. Am glad you like it mothergeek, and yes the book will be an e-book too, when it eventually comes out!

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  3. As a long time visitor to Dr..Boca Chica, Juan Dolio area, who has many local friends that i have fallen in love with over the years..i so relate to every blog post and cannot stop reading. Stories and events that only happen in the DR. ya gotta live it to believe it!

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  4. I am so glad you can relate to it Meg! It is true you have to live it to believe it.

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  5. Lindsay,

    I must say your blogs are right on! I have been visiting DR for about 8 years helping the ACJ (YMCA) in Santo Domingo becoming more Dominican each trip . One of my nick names is the Dominican tigre.

    Last June we built the first barrio model home in Don Gregorio Nicao province. This June we will return and build a foster home . Please let me know when your e book is ready. My contact info is rahymca@aol.com Kudos on your welldone blogs and website Roger Hawkins, Orlando Fl

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  6. Sounds lovely what you are doing Roger, and please keep me up to date. Book will be a while yet but in the meantime glad you are enjoying the blog.

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    1. Lindsay,

      Will follow a retired YMCA group from the north east that will build the second new home in Don Gregorio the last Saturday of May to build the foster home. Can't wait to reconnect con mi amido Andres Fortunato gran jefe of the ACJ ( YMCA ) in Santo Domingo. Blessings, Roger

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    2. Congratulations Roger, it sounds great. By the time you get here we will have a new President!

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  7. I understand your love for the Dominican Republic, have been visiting DR for the past 6 years and love the place and the people. There is alot of things one has to get use to but all in all the DR for me is a great place.

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  8. I think that is a great point educator. There is a lot to get used to, but the good far outweighs the frustrating!

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  9. Hi Lindsay,

    Thanks for all your help and interesting articles. As a little something in return, I'd like to give you the HUG Award. You can see why and find out what you have to do if you're happy to accept it here:
    http://juliedawnfox.com/2012/02/06/a-is-for-awards/

    Have a great day!

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  10. Thank you so much Julie. Have gratefully accepted as you can see! Much appreciated.

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  11. Hi Lindsey
    My wife and i have been following your blog and find it very informative and funny. My wife is Dominican,From Santiago and we are planning to return and settle in the future. Iam writing this whilst enjoying a morir sonando, delicioso.
    Keep up the good work!!!!

    EL TIGUERAZO......ha ha ha

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    1. Hi el Tiguerazao, glad you both enjoy it! Am sure you are looking forward to settling here in the future!

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  12. Please get that book out, Lindsay! It will be fascinating. And I'd love a guest post from you on my blog when it's published.

    My book's coming next month - drum roll! I'm starting it on Kindle Select and may get a few paper copies printed, but we'll see...

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    1. Would love to do guest post. Second full draft should be ready in a month so hopefully it won't be long after that. Would love to talk to you for advice about the publishing process.

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  13. nunca habia leido tu blog hasta hoy!! you are an incredible writter!! me encanta como describes cada parte de mi cultura...its nice to have foreign people who loves living here! sigue escribiendo ya que seguire leyendo!! you are a very lovely and funny person! lol

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    1. gracias. Espero que usted sigue leyendo. encanto tu pays!

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  14. Hi Lindsay

    Thank you for your post very interesting, congratulation for living in a country where having the necessaries things to make a living is a way of luxurious, but I certainly believe that if the government and the people involved will be more honest we will have a better country, if they go into the the presidency (Palacio) instead of taking the money from the people and keep it for them like they have a business and need it to make a profit out of it,our country will be better if everyone in the government will be more honest and really work for the people of the country,things will be different. Although keeping in mind that education and jobs opportunities are the best way of living and is the best that any country can offer to their citizen. thank you so much for your blog and your insights about the country.

    Liliana

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    1. Thank you Liliana. I too pray that the corruption ends and that more money goes to education and jobs, I believe in your country because the heart and soul of the people are incredible but we must all fight to make it better,

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  15. Oh congratulations Lyndsey !!!at last now everyone can read your great story, Im sure all will enjoy it as much as I did x

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    1. Thanks Debbie - still editing - it has changed a lot!

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  16. Hola Lindsay

    Espero estes bien , Soy Sujey y pertenezco
    al equipo de Produccion del programa que saldra al
    aire el proximo 16 de Julio, llamado Esta Noche Mariasela
    con la reconocida comunicadora Mariasela Alvarez.

    Me trato de contactar contigo ya que en el programa
    hay un seccion que trata de extranjeros que viven
    aqui en la Republica Dominicana desde hace varios anos
    y han hecho su vida aqui en el pais a pesar de las diferentes
    culturas y estilos de vida...

    Quisiera comunicarme contigo para asi poder coordinar una entrevista
    y nuestro equipo ir hasta alla a entrevistarte...

    Estos son mis numeros 809. 776, 7767 y 829.275.0057

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  17. Am extremely glad to have discovered your expat life blog!

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    1. Welcome aboard Valorie and thanks for reading.

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  18. Hi Lindsay. I have "regular" status as jabejuventus on DR1. Just finished reading your book. As a Puerto Rican American married to an American-Dominican, I was not totally taken back by your personal experience with and the ominous nature of expatriation to DR.

    I was drawn to your book because of my impending relocation to DR, and so your narrative served to bring the issues referenced to the fore of my consciousness, exactly where they need to be at this time. Further, your translations, explanations, real data synopses at the end of every chapter, and etc., served to augment my DR knowledge base. Thank you for that.

    Like you, I will be making a bold and risk-laden move into DR shortly. The difference is that I will be 65 in December. No matter, as you described yourself in your early pages, I'm something of a hardhead too. Many other things in common, though.

    While maybe a bit premature, with your permission I would like to keep you as a contact and resource. Good luck with your work and keep the never-give-up spirit.

    jabejuventus aka Jesus Berrios

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    1. Thanks for buying the book and all the very best on your relocation to the DR. Of course you can keep in touch.

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  19. I got your book 3 days ago and I couldn`t put it down. Its hard to express all the emotions I went through reading your book and I can't imagine how many turns your life took. I so wish for you that you and your husband get the life you had back and I wish for your readers for a second book! All the best from Heidelberg, Ines

    http://www.amazon.de/product-reviews/1909193313/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

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  20. Vielen Dank Ines. I have just read your review on Amazon and thanks so much for posting it and your kind words. Luckily I speak German! Thanks again.

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  21. Hi Lindsay! Congrats on your new book! (I saw it on my friend Jo Parfitt's Facebook page today)

    Feel free to list your blog on our Expat Women Blog Directory, by the way, if you'd like to. www.expatwomen.com/expatblog/

    Best wishes and happy expat living!

    Andrea Martins

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  22. Amazing account of your life in DR. We've visited DR 6x (mostly Samana region)& totally agree with your "learn to enjoy things as they are" attitude. I hope you & your family regain what is yours, & I hope you continue to write!
    Best regards,
    Carol Sangwin

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    1. Thanks Carol. Will definitely continue to write and still fighting!

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  23. I love your blog and I just received my copy of your book in the mail today! I can't wait to start reading it.

    Allison

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    1. Thanks so much Allison. I hope you enjoy it and please do leave a review if you get the chance!

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  24. Hi! I had read a several of your blogs and just finished your book a few days ago. I loved it! It was such a good book, although I was so upset that Danilo didn't win! That was so ridiculous and had me so mad! And at the end where you wrote he told you he then knew what love was (I know that's not the exact words) I cried! So thanks for sharing your story and continuing to blog!

    Brittany

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    1. Thanks Brittany and sorry for making you cry! Please do write a review on wherever you bought it from. So glad you enjoyed it.

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