The Memoir

Fried Calamari Looks A Lot Like Onion Rings


Sometimes when you go looking for adventure, you find more than you bargained for…

In 1986, armed with a newly minted passport and a pair of kick-ass boots, I went to London for a week-long trip that turned into a 12-year odyssey. Fried Calamari Looks A Lot Like Onion Rings is a delightful, poignant, and sometimes heartbreaking romp through Europe. In addition to my travels and starting up my own business, I managed to meet two U.S. presidents, had tea with the queen of the Belgians and lunch with a countess in her ancient castle, and had more than a few encounters with a pervert.

Somewhere along the line this young, naïve, and insecure young girl who went to Europe on a lark emerged a confident and self-sufficient woman, who managed to carve out a life in a foreign land with sometimes hilarious results.

If you’ve ever longed to travel or been in a relationship that didn’t turn out quite like you expected, Fried Calamari Looks A Lot Like Onion Rings will entertain you, make you laugh, and bring a tea to your eye.