Merci, Bonjour and Much More

How art became one man's passion in France

by Kyle Griesman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 30/11/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781420812923

About the Book

In September 1998 Kyle Griesman departed for Paris.  Six years and eight European trips later, his life has been drastically altered.

Interspersed with his irreverent and unapologetic humor, Merci, Bonjour and More chronicles two of these sojourns to France.  You’ll experience how it feels to be stranded in a tunnel on a Paris subway train alone in the dark.  Kyle explains why he never carries large denominations of cash.  It seems no one can make change for you.  You’ll see what it’s like being evacuated from your hotel room in the middle of the night due to a fire.

Among others, you’ll meet an 87 year old woman in Normandy who befriended Kyle while painting on a cold windy day in her village.  He introduces us to a group of artists that he painted with and roamed the Normandy countryside with.

While turning obstacle after obstacle into adventures he embraces the people, the culture, and the wonders of France.

About the Author

Kyle Griesman grew up in Rockton, Illinois and has lived in Columbus, Ohio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bellevue, Washington, Chicago, Illinois, and Phoenix, Arizona.

He has worked as a radio disc jockey at numerous stations, for major corporations, for banks and credit unions and as an artist.  He has shown and sold paintings in 6 countries and currently is represented in France, Italy and Germany where he has traveled and painted extensively.  He currently lives in the Phoenix metro area with his wife and son when not roaming the beaches of Southern Calif. or the streets of Paris.  This is his first book.