Quadalajara: The Utopia That Once Was - a book by Jack Tumidajski - A history of the paraplegic and quadriplegic men and women who rediscovered life in Mexico's second largest city
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XX "My editor loved the story and I get the feeling that a lot of other people read and liked it. I'm glad we were able to generate some buzz for your book. You have a fascinating story and it's worth telling.  I want to thank you again for your cooperation.  If there's anything else we can do for you, just let us know."

Dave Casey
Pawtucket Times

"Thank you very much for taking the time to speak to me this morning. We're all very appreciative that you were able to write Quadalajara.  I was fortunate not only to have lived in that wonderful city, but also to have met most of the early "Pioneers" you mention from the "Golden Era." I was blessed to have been raised by two wonderful parents who raised me during my formative years in that wonderful city. As with all great books, I will from time to time pick up your book and reread it with the same excitement I felt the first time I read it. I hope to keep in touch with you in the years to come."


Buddy from NY ('70), Jack from RI ('72), Tom from MN ('63), Bill from OR ('58), and JoAnn from MN ('64) enjoy a typical day in paradise.
"Jack, I just finished reading your book/memoir. I find it thoughtful and well-written.  It is a good depiction of your personal experience as a disabled expatriate in Mexico. Also, it brought to life the misconceptions and negative opinion about the real purpose of living in Guadalajara."

San Diego, CA

Jack in Quadalajara, 1973
"I ran into your site after doing a Google search for my father, Everett Vorrie. I recognized several people in the photos: Jimmy Lietz, Ed Lucier, Bob Peters, Joann and Tom Kirch, Ed Doody, and David Carlson. I remember all of them when I was younger.  These were people that my parents were friends with, some of them now gone, including my father.  I was wondering if you happen to have any photos of him."

Green Valley, AZ

XX "I Googled my name today and saw a match to what I felt was my dad's name.  Sure enough, it hit on the website for your book. My dad was Jim Beletti and he lived in Guadalajara in the late 70's and early 80's. My grandmother, my wife, and I visited dad down there once, too. It was a great time.  Thanks for writing about the place, the period, and the times."

J. B.
Streamwood, IL

XX "I have been trying to contact a cousin that was listed in your book list. I have not seen him for a very long time.  I know he lived in Guadalajara. His name was Frank Stoppiello. If someone could get in touch with him, I would love for him to email me.  Thank you for helping me locate him."

Pompton Plains, NJ

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