by Véronique Martin-Place
You won't get lost in the Windy City with this down-to-earth guide in your pocket. New in town? Relax in the knowledge that everything you need to help you settle into to the USA's third largest city with your family is here. Written by an expat wife and mother, Véronique Martin-Place, you can be sure no corner of the area known fondly as The Loop has been unexplored. Topics include :
How to find the right school for your child;
How to make friends and have fun;
How to make the most of your host city.
Finding Your Feet In Chicago is available in paperback and Kindle Edition on the Amazon websites :
This book is written in English and was published by Summertime Publishing, 2012.
Video : Finding your feet in Chicago - The essential guide for expat families
Video : Reading of the introduction
Comments from readers
Véronique is mum who traveled around the world and illustrates her fantastic guide with loads of personal anecdotes and interesting facts. There's no other book on the market designed for expat families.This guide will simplify your entrance into Chicago & help you to settle down with a greater appreciation and comfort in your new city.
Your go to guide to discovering all this family-friendly city has to offer. Martin-Place’s tried and true advice will make you feel like a local in no time!
Incredibly helpful and informative guide for expat parents who find themselves relocating to Chicago. How I wish that even I, an American from birth, had been able to find a book like this before I moved to Chicago with my family!
Wendy Widom, Social Media Editor at CBS Chicago
This book is all you need. Finding Your Feet in Chicago will help lessen the anxiety that often comes with such a move.
Toni Summers-Hargis, author and blogger at expatmum.blogspot.com
An excellent, family-friendly and very well researched guide to Chicago. Highly recommended.
Veronique Martin Place has written a guidebook that in many ways reads like a novella, smattered with interesting anecdotes and reflections from her own life (and the experiences of friends and acquaintances) about settling down in Chicago and/or its environs. Highly recommended.
Kristin Louise Duncombe
With lots of explanations about how things work in Chicago you will save a lot of time and stress before settling. Even if the topic is about the third biggest town in the US, I found most of the general descriptions useful and helpful for another area in the country !
This guide is a gem for any expatriate ! It is impressive to have so much information gathered in one place !! The guide covers all areas of concern for expatriates: schools, doctors, entertainment, job search support, shopping and many more.
As a mom of a 3-month old baby, I've realized how little about raising a child in my beloved city when I started to read this book. Martin-Place did a fantastic job at covering every aspect of all family-related topics (from birth to school) not only from an administrative point of view but also from a social aspect (she gives very funny examples from her own experience, such as the birthday invitations or Halloween). Highly recommended!