In 1992, Mark Greenside was a 47 year old New Yorker living in Northern California. His most valuable possession was a 20 year old car and he considered himself downwardly mobile and a lifelong sceptic. Nevertheless, he purchased a beautiful home in Brittany, a quaint area in France. Mark is now retired. He and his wife, Donna Umeki, enjoy a tri-coastal life - they live part-time in Alameda Island, California; New York City and Brittany. Tough life, but someone has to do it! Hear about Mark and Donna’s life in Brittany, France, on Episode 60 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.
Mark Greenside’s book about moving to, and living in, Brittany, France is I’ll Never Be French (no matter what I do): Living in a Small Village in Brittany.
Mark’s follow-up to I’ll Never Be French is (Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living.
Mark has also written a dystopian novella titled The Night at the End of the Tunnel, or Isaiah Can You See? and a book of short stories called I Saw a Man Hit His Wife.