Jeanne sharing tea with her friends
at the produce stand in El Maadi, a suburb of Cairo.
On November 1, 2006, I Am Happier to Know You was chosen as a finalist in the Spiritualty/General category "BEST BOOKS 2006" BOOK AWARDS., the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses.

I Am Happier to Know You is the inspiring story of how, on wings of faith, single, midlife author and seasoned journalist Jeanne Eck left her comfortable home in Washington, D.C. and moved to Egypt. Alone!

With candor, grace and wit, Eck writes from her heart as well as her funny bone. She details her determination to integrate into a society so different from the one she was raised in, what she learned from Egyptians about their culture and faith, what they taught her about herself, and how Egypt and her people changed her.

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