From Publishers Weekly
From The New Yorker
Copyright © 2005 The New Yorker
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I bought this book looking for a fluffy travel read while I was in China for two weeks earlier this month. Read morePublished 14 months ago by HRJ
I found nothing to relate to in this book...it was a poor recommendation for our book club.Published 17 months ago by Becky C.
I expected to read the story of a young American woman's experience of becoming a TV celebrity in China, and while that expectation was sort of fulfilled at the beginning of the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Avid Reader
This is one of my favorite memoirs set in China. A woman who dared to love Chinese men on screen (and off), as well as Chinese culture, Rachel writes about it all with passion and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jocelyn E.
Interesting but sometimes the stories/ event didn't connect the auther loves then just leave. Engages in a love sffaair but dissent really get into it friends the same way just... Read morePublished 21 months ago by wanda Ortiz
Ms. DeWoskin has written a very revealing view of her 5 years in China as it moved into the 21st century. She doesn't put down the locals any more then herself. Read morePublished on March 19, 2014 by Great Pyr
In a lot if ways, I've lived a parallel life to deWoskin - same age, same university, same bizarre experience of having been on TV in Asia. Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by Charles Pooter
I first heard of Rachel DeWoskin a few weeks ago, when I picked up her one of her works of fiction, "Big Girl Small", which I loved. Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by Karen Lea Hansen
Obviously, this book is not a primer on how things are in China today. Nor is it an informative read if you have knowledge of Chinese and its people. Read morePublished on January 17, 2012 by Elizabeth S. Case