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Expat: Women's True Tales of Life Abroad

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Publisher Comments:

For generations, literary figures from Ernest Hemingway to Frances Mayes have fueled our fantasies about the romance of expatriate life. But it's one thing to dream about living abroad and quite another to actually do it. In Expat a diverse group of women explores in vivid detail how the reality of life abroad matches up to the fantasy. Tonya Ward Singer craves a roasted chicken in China and must buy it alive and kicking. Karen Rosenberg reevaluates both her family's Judaism and her own when invited to a Passover seder in a remote Japanese village. Mandy Dowd tries to teach the French about Thanksgiving. Emily Miller admits that in Italy she craves the Hollywood entertainment she generally deplores when on U.S. soil. Tall and fair, Meg Wirth tries hard to blend in, in Borneo — to no avail. Expat taps into the bewilderment, joys, and surprises of life overseas, where challenges often take unexpected forms and overcoming obstacles (finding Drano in Ukraine, shrimp paste in Prague) feels all the more triumphant. Featuring an astonishing range of perspectives, destinations, and circumstances, Expat offers a beautiful portrait of life abroad.

Review:

"Often amusing, sometimes disconcerting reminiscences....For most [of the writers], what turned an often-daunting experiment into success was...a sense of humor and friends who accepted them at face value and tolerated their fumbling attempts at speaking the language. Will resonate for former expats, and wannabes may pick up some useful tips." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

In accounts on food shopping in China to child rearing in India to socializing in Ireland, the contributors give fascinating glimpses of what it's really like to be a woman starting over in a new country.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580050708
Editor:
De Tessan, Christina Henry
Publisher:
Seal Press (CA)
Editor:
Henry de Tessan, Christina
Editor:
De Tessan, Christina Henry
Author:
Tessan, Christina Henry de
Author:
Knight, Wendy
Author:
Henry de Tessan, Christina
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Women travelers
Subject:
Travelers' writings, American
Subject:
Americans -- Foreign countries.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Number:
1st Seal Press ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Adventura Books
Series Volume:
3959
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Maps
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in 10.5 lb

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Product details 320 pages Seal Press (WA) - English 9781580050708 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Often amusing, sometimes disconcerting reminiscences....For most [of the writers], what turned an often-daunting experiment into success was...a sense of humor and friends who accepted them at face value and tolerated their fumbling attempts at speaking the language. Will resonate for former expats, and wannabes may pick up some useful tips."
"Synopsis" by , In accounts on food shopping in China to child rearing in India to socializing in Ireland, the contributors give fascinating glimpses of what it's really like to be a woman starting over in a new country.
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