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From The New Yorker
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RDW is a great writer, very observant and with a tremendous sense of humour.
This is particularly true towards the end, when she doesn't attend the funeral of a close friend who she was with when he died, because she had to go on vacation.
This book provides humorous insight into what it's like to experience the intricacies and contradictions of Chinese life as a foreigner.
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 2 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 7 months ago 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 18 months ago 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 22 months ago 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
A fascinating memoir of life in Beijing during the last half of the 1990's. Rachel DoWoskin had just graduated from college with a degree in English and a love of poetry when she... Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by Jaylia3
When buying "Foreign Babes in Beijing" I was expecting a interesting look at the experiences of Ms. Dewoskin' life in China, and to some extent I got that. Read morePublished on February 23, 2011 by Taipan
When I travel, I like to bring a book with me that would be considered "light reading." I picked up FOREIGN BABES IN BEIJING because it was described as a "Sex and the City" set in... Read morePublished on October 7, 2010 by Eric K.
One thing that I wondered within the first several pages of the book was: Why did they use so much white space and large print in the book? Read morePublished on March 1, 2010 by Lemas Mitchell