Tess Mangiardi is a New Yorker living in Switzerland. She read The Sun Also Rises when she was 17 years old and immediately fell in love with the idea of traveling, writing in cafes, drinking too much, and eating her way through the world.
During her sophomore year at Eugene Lang College, she was drinking $5 margaritas in a small Mexican restaurant in the heart of Williamsburg when her friend pointed out her love for drinking whiskey and talking about Hemingway at any chance she got. He pointed his margarita at her, spilling a bit on her leg, and said, “You know, you’re like– you’re like…the Female Hemingway!” And thus the nickname was born.
These are her adventures as an expat in a new country.