I Am Happier to Know You is the inspiring story of how, on wings of faith, single, midlife author and seasoned freelance journalist Jeanne M. Eck left her comfortable home in Washington, D.C. and moved to Egypt -Alone! I Am Happier to Know You is timely and timeless. It offers the opportunity for those in the West to understand a culture and religion many have come to fear. Those in the East are fascinated to see their culture reflected back through the eyes and heart of a Western woman who blossomed in the embrace of their warmth, humor, compassion, and sweetness. Many Egyptians have said that they are amazed that a foreigner understands them so well.With candor, grace and wit, Eck writes from her heart as well as her funny bone. She details her struggle to integrate into a society so different from the one she was raised in, what she learned from Egyptians about their culture and faith, what they taught her about herself, and how Egypt and her people changed her. Forever. I Am Happier to Know You is also about grasping the opportunity to live life at its fullest, to honor our intuition, and then to follow our dreams. Eck shares how embracing our similarities rather than condemning our differences enables us to release our judgments, prejudices and misconceptions. It is about love and the belief that in knowing we cannot hate; in understanding, we can only love. Ultimately, her most important message is that when we make peace within ourselves, we create peace within our world.