Lisa Anselmo has spent most of her professional career in magazine publishing, working on such iconic brands as Allure, Mademoiselle, InStyle, and People. She’s been everything from a creative director to an opera singer, but ultimately, she has followed her passion for storytelling and inspiring people.

Anselmo started traveling to Paris regularly more than ten years ago—at first, to cover the fashion trade shows for a lifestyle website. But soon, she had cultivated friends—both Parisians and expats—and eventually built another life across the ocean. After losing her mother to breast cancer, she was motivated to make her other life official, buying an apartment in Paris’s Right Bank. 

In 2014, she decided to leave her day job, and now splits her time between New York and Paris, where she writes full time. Her experiences inspired this blog, and the memoir My (Part-Time) Paris Life, a candid narrative of a woman searching for hope and healing in the city she loves. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press

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Stop by Barnes & Noble Amherst from 12-2pm and meet Buffalo-born author and travel show host, Lisa Anselmo! Hear the story behind her new memoir My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home (Thomas Dunn Books/St. Martin’s Press).
Anselmo will be signing copies of her book, which will be on sale.