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Susan Jane Gilman is a skilled writer, and her memoir of this incredible trip is an enjoyable read.
This is a story of two friends whohave just graduated from an ivy league college and decide to travel the world in 1986.
Luckily for Susan and Claire, they ran into a Chinese man named Jonnie who spoke very good English.
Loved all the parts of China and Hong. Very informative and kept me wondering what was next. Truly enjoyed resdingPublished 7 days ago by CLAUDETTE GRAVIER
This is not the lighthearted romp around the world by two young women that I expected. Instead I found myself sharing the anxiety of the author as things go terribly wrong with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by dcmaddux
I feel as though these young girls are so real. Following their adventures was like living it myself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by connie
I really enjoyed most of this book, but was let down by the ending. It just kind of ended, as if the author ran out of steam and just wanted to be done with the book.Published 1 month ago by Mary Beth Kamnetz
When I read the words ‘China’ and ‘travelogue’ together, I instantly gravitate towards it. And the events in this book take place in 1986 when China was only recently open for... Read morePublished 2 months ago by BooksatVioletCrush
The story, briefly: in 1986, two American women graduate from college and decide to take a trip around the world, starting in China, which at that time was still basically closed... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Far less humorous than "Hypocrite . . " but equally mesmerizing story. My compassion was aroused - my anger at her companion I felt in my gut. My fear for her, too. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Koppykat
Incredible look at traveling through China in the early 80's... I bought it because I thought it would be funny - and it is in parts. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Edgar Allen and Poe
Susan Jane Gilman always manages to entertain and this book is no exception....she's a little on the wild side but a good readPublished 3 months ago by Katherine McCormick