A professional freelance writer and observer of human nature, Jeanne M. Eck's work has been published in numerous media outlets including The Washington Post and Living Fit Magazine. Her dog died and her children were finally on their own. On wings of faith she packed up her life, put it in storage and relocated from Washington, D.C. to Cairo, Egypt. She planned to be gone six months. She stayed five years. Her experiences as a single woman living in a Muslim country evolved "I am Happier to Know You."
"I Am Happier to Know You" is about the people, culture, religion, and beauty of Egypt told through the eyes of a Western woman who, with sprite-like energy, has experienced adversity and laughter on her journey. In her quest to understand the Eastern mind, she came to better understand herself.
"I Am Happier to Know You" is an award-winning choice as a finalist in the Spirituallity/General Category of the Best Books 2006 Awards.