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I loved reading this book. Greenfelds writing is always highly entertaining, but in this book he capture the lifestyle of a whole generation.Published 1 month ago by Rudy
Awful book. I actually liked the first essay, about his time teaching english and working as a journalist in Japan. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Thomas Burke
"Standard Deviations" consists of eight largely unconnected true stories (not quite essays, I think). Read morePublished on August 31, 2008 by P. Mann
Karl Taro Greenfeld is a class A writer. While I'm too much of a straightlaced geek to have hung out with the same folks Greenfeld did, I can attest that they do exist. Read morePublished on June 27, 2006 by James R. Hoadley
I found this book in bangkok on khaosan road--it had a different cover than this but I am pretty sure it's the same book. Read morePublished on May 22, 2006 by Lizz in HK
K.T. Greenfeld's human mission is 'to get loaded, go to nightclubs and f* models'.
This book contains a few impressions of Asian politics (the Suharto regime in... Read more
Even though many of the stories in this book are down and dirty, I found myself becoming nostalgic for my own younger, wilder days spent wandering the planet in search of a good... Read morePublished on October 9, 2005 by aggie glen
I enjoyed reading this but it's a much more superficial treatment of the subject matter than I hoped it would be, and Greenfeld at times seems overly impressed with his lifestyle. Read morePublished on September 20, 2005 by G. Brown
Karl Taro Greenfeld, now the editor of "Time" Asia, departed the USA in his early twenties for Asia to fulfill his writing dreams. Read morePublished on January 28, 2005 by Bohdan Kot