“It made me ponder, smile, laugh out loud.”

Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple

“It is at once authoritative, yet intimate and personal, and blessed with humanity throughout.”

John Scherber, Author of Living in San Miguel: The Heart of the Matter

“A warm, witty and lively recounting of settling into life in San Miguel.”

Tony Cohan, author of On Mexican Time: A New Life in San Miguel and Mexican Days: Journeys into the Heart of Mexico.

This Is Mexico recounts a ‘recovering lawyer’s’ adventures and many lessons in learning to live south of the border.”

C.M. Mayo, author of Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution


“I want to give it to all my friends who wonder why I live here.”

Susan Page, Director, San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival

“Carol Merchasin has captured the colors and chaos, the tastes and the trials that make up life in the city of San Miguel de Allende.”

Mary Morris, author of Nothing to Declare

“Wise and funny and true”

Gerard Helferich, author of Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin

“Smart. Witty. Warm. Engaging and enlightening, this is a brilliant gem of a memoir.”

Mark Saunders, author of Nobody Knows the Spanish I Speak

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