That's When I Joined the Circus
One woman's journey through life, love and Italy
by Laura J. Roberts
Just before our eight-year anniversary, my boyfriend surprised me with a breakup. So I decided to change my life. I left my stressful job in Chicago after 15 years, and went to Italy... alone... for three months... and then I accidentally stayed. Now, more than a year later, I am happily living in Rome and know it was the best decision I've ever made. This book is a photo illustration of my journey, with a few notes on how I made the leap.
Laura J. Roberts was raised in Iowa and moved to Chicago after graduating from the University of Iowa. She left Chicago for a three-month holiday in Italy after breaking up with her boyfriend of eight years and leaving her job in marketing at a large global consulting firm after 15 years. She is happily residing in Rome, and is the luckiest person on earth.
Visions of Tuscany Published December 15, 2008