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Rash: A Memoir by [Kusel, Lisa]

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Editorial Reviews


"This highly readable, chatty memoir plays out as a comedy of lofty expectations foiled at every turn."--Seven Days Vermont 
"Throughout her candid, engaging, and well-told memoir, Lisa explores the difficulties of relocation and assimilation into a different culture and the pursuit of happiness...[Kusel] has an incredible ability to tell an engaging story filled with humorous details and vivid descriptions. Reading it felt like meeting her for coffee and hearing the story in person." --Reading Ladies Book Club

"RASH is a highly entertaining memoir. It is also authentic and raw." --Family Footnote
"Kusel bares it all, all her neuroses and foibles and fears and failures, in a place that was to make her new. Kusel is every woman, her psyche is my psyche and yours as we try to invent and re-invent ourselves into better renditions on the same old theme." --The Mom Gene

"Memoirs aren't easy books to love. At their heart, they're works of narcissism -- someone writing about their own experiences because they thought they were worth reading. But with Rash, Kusel hits the right notes and draws you into caring about the choices she makes as a reflection of your own, creating a book well worth reading."--Page & Plate
"There's a lot to love in this absolute must-read."--
"I could smell the sea, see the lush greenery, and hear the monkeys shrieking in the trees."

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"Raw, honest and funny: in Rash, Lisa Kusel captures perfectly the reality of living in a tropical Indonesian jungle, trying to hold on to a semblance of normal family life while dealing with the physical and emotional challenges that adapting to such a different lifestyle and culture brings. Rash will make you feel the heat and smell the smoke - and have you scratching at imaginary insect bites as you turn the pages. A healthy dose of reality for daydreamers and those who believe the grass is always greener on the other side." --Emma Bamford, author of Casting Off and Untie the Lines

"While it might sound good on paper, running away from home doesn't always lead to salvation. In this bitingly frank and funny tale, Kusel takes us on a journey from her safe and semi-satisfied life in California to her unexpectedly pandemonic time in Bali. I was delighted to go along for the ride with this smart, charming woman, who writes with such verve and intimacy, I'd follow her most anywhere. Rash is a must read for all those who are in search of their own patch of greener grass." --Sarah Alderson, author of Can We Live Here?: Finding a Home in Paradise
"A richly narrated, decidedly wistful, soul-searching travel memoir. Open and honest, Lisa ruminates on quiet insights of the reality behind the ever-present mosquito net. After finishing Rash, I wanted her to be my new best friend." --Elizabeth Fournier, author of The Green Reaper
"In this stingingly satisfying memoir, Kusel uses her wicked wit to explore the flipside of starting over in a new country--exposing Bali's bamboo paradise as a living hell. Rash got under my skin starting on page one and felt like Calamine lotion for my own restless soul."  --Nancy Stearns Bercaw, author of Dryland: One Woman's Swim to Sobriety

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  • File Size: 13670 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: WiDo Publishing (August 15, 2017)
  • Publication Date: August 15, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B072WFDSC9
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,036 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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