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From salesgirl to flamenco dancer in a foot-stomping firecracker of a memoir

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Nellie Bennett, author of Only in Spain: A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir about Food, Flamenco, and Falling in Love (Sourcebooks, July) asked a question that led her to chase her dreams all the way from a dreary job at a department store in Sydney, Australia to the dance floors of all-night flamenco bars in Seville and Madrid. Anyone who reads Bennett’s memoir and is contemplating any kind of life change will be forced to ask the same question: Why don’t you? Before flamenco, Bennett spent her days in a high-end department store coveting designer handbags that cost more than six months of salary. The job was supposed to be temporary, yet Bennett had been there for two years, with…

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