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Getting Out: Your Guide to Leaving America (Updated and Expanded Edition) (Process Self-reliance Series) Paperback – March 6, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
I took out as many books as I could find on this and similar topics and this is the best one I found. The information is interestingly laid out, the book is easy to navigate, and I really liked the stories of expats included throughout the book.
Don't expect this book to give you every detail about immigration to an individual country, but do expect it to tell you what kind of visas are offered and where to get started.
Overall, a refreshing book that gives one reason to research leaving.
That's not what I got. Not at all.
This is a wonderfully comprehensive guide to moving abroad, temporarily, for a job (and how to find one, abroad), or permanently, perhaps for retirement. It covers a wide range of countries, focusing on 61 very varied countries, worldwide.
If you have a specific reason for moving, or might run into political issues you didn't even think to look into, this book is vital reading. At the front of the book -- before the country-by-country descriptions -- you'll find everything from drug laws to gay rights to religion, and from healthcare to crime to taxes... each with lists of the best (and worst) countries, based on your preferences. (And, those best-and-worst lists come from outside sources, with clear references. Many of them are US government resources. So, this book isn't as biased as I'd expected, reading others' reviews of it.)
With how-to advice, web resources, and lots & lots of stories by people living in those countries right now... this book contains over 450 pages of essential reading for anyone who plans to spend time abroad.
It's more of an encyclopedia than anything you'll read, one page at a time, starting at the first page and concluding at the last. I read the sections that most interested me, and learned a lot I hadn't expected to. I'm still pretty sure we know which country we want to retire in. However, I'm reading other parts of this book, in case we're missing some vital information or a better choice for our interests and our retirement budget.
Some countries aren't as well represented as others.Read more ›
My issue with the book though is that some of the information about countries appears to be based on old stereotypes, incorrect information or just flat out lack of research. For example, the book list top 10 terrorist hot spots for 2010. Not only is this list dated and incorrect, it actually list Russia in the top 10. Russia is considered one of the lowest risk countries in the world for terrorism and has never been a terror hotspot. I'm starting to think the author thinks Russia is still under communist rule and that citizens are required to report to Lenin labor camps. That Russian children are eating by the infestation of vodka drinking bears. Meanwhile Syria has been a terror hot spot for more than a decade and is not on this list. Libya, another one that has been a hot spot for several decades, not on the list. Another, Thailand, not a terrorist hot spot, yet on this books list of terror hot spots. Just some really bad information here. This type of gross misinformation makes me wonder how accurate the other info is.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really useful guide to move throughout the world. Lots of great information, and good price. I buy every one of these books about moving abroad after retirement that comes out, and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Becky CA
Very complete and well organized! Covers all the important topics, and enables you to filter quickly down to a few prime relocation candidates, depending upon your specific needs... Read morePublished 2 months ago by James Gnitecki
Ehrman has done a thorough, highly informative job. The book saved me countless hours of research. The resources lists are very thorough, if a little bit outdated. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert E. Mcpeek
This book really covers a little bit about a lot of countries. This is a great book to start with if you are considering expatriating, and not sure where you want to go. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Future expatriate
This book is a quick and easy reference. It helps narrow down your possible places to move to and answers questions that may have overwhelmed you.Published 4 months ago by Hunnicutt Books
Has so much info and fun to read where people ended up and the obstacles they had to conquer to get there.Published 5 months ago by BirdeeWchr