• On Mexican Time

  • By: Tony Cohan
  • Narrated by: Tony Cohan
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-08-00
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (44 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Los Angeles novelist Tony Cohan and his artist wife Masako visited central Mexico one winter, they fell under the spell of a place where the pace of life is leisurely, the cobblestone streets and sun-splashed plazas are enchanting, and the sights and sounds of daily fiestas fill the air. Awakened to needs they didn't know they had, they returned to California, sold their house, and cast off for a new life in San Miguel de Allende. On Mexican Time is Cohan's passionate, evocatively written memoir of how he and his wife found a new home - and a new lease on life - in this charming 16th century hill town. In an alternately humorous and poignant narrative, Cohan recounts how they absorb the town's sensual ambience, eventually find and refurbish a crumbling 250-year-old house, and become entwined in the endless drama of Mexican life. From peso devaluations and water shortages to the local legend of a man who was "killed twice" and the romantic entanglements of their handyman, On Mexican Time captures the indelible characters, little tragedies, and curious incidents of life in a distinctive Mexican town. At the same time it enfolds listeners into the delights of one of the world's most desirable travel destinations.
Brimming with mystery, joy, and hilarity, On Mexican Time is a stirring, seductive celebration of another way of life - a tale of Americans who, finding a home in Mexico, find themselves anew.
©2000 Tony Cohan (P)2000 Random House, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By John on 07-31-04

Escape to Mexico

A perfect book if you want to escape to Mexico for a few hours to join a couple in love with the country, the culture, and each other. On Mexican Time is a journal of their journey from their first visit, to the commitment of buying a home, to becoming part of the lore of San Miguel de Allende. The author so detailed in his descriptions that he puts you in the colorful produce market and you can picture the relic of a house the first time they tour it.
This is not a guide book, but a romance novel that relates the author's growing affection for his new home. Like any romance, there are issues, but none that override his love for this special place and time.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Frederick on 11-18-04

Loved it bought the Tape, Hard and Soft Cover,,

This book changed my life and opened me up to a Mexico I never knew existed. Once I got used to Tony's voice I really got into it. I have turned all of my friends onto this book and I've seen it alter their POV like it altered mine.
Well worth the effort og getting used to Tony's voice...Give us MORE TONY!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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