- Paperback: 258 pages
- Publisher: Paiboon Publishing; Bilingual edition (November 1, 2004)
- Language: English, Thai
- ISBN-10: 1887521488
- ISBN-13: 978-1887521482
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 79 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #663,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Thailand Fever (English and Thai Edition) Paperback – November 1, 2004
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About the Author
Vitida Vasant received a BA from Chulalongkorn University and an MSc in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. She moved to California in 1981 and frequently returns to her homeland. She married and divorced a Westerner, she raised her beautiful daughter as a single mom, and she is currently engaged to an American. Besides running a recruiting business, she also teaches Thai, freelances as a Thai translator and interpreter, and offers relationship consulting to Thai-Western couples. More information on her services is available at thailandfever.com.
Chris Pirazzi has been traveling in Thailand and Southeast Asia since 1999. He currently lives in Mae Hong Son province. He has chronicled Thai culture extensively and he co-developed the Thai-English software dictionary from Paiboon Publishing. His personal experiences, and his contact with other Westerners in Thailand and students of the Thai language in the United States, have provided a broad view of the cross-cultural problems faced by Thai-Western romantic couples. He received a BSE from Princeton University.
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At the start of our relationship I purchased 2 copies of the book. One always remained with her in Thailand as I journeyed back and forth.
All our cultural misunderstandings, and that includes the subject of money, were solved by reading and discussing what was in the book. In my case, though I have an American passport, I was not raised in the US and I already had a good understanding of general Asian culture. So...many things in the book did not accurately describe what I thought or how I was taught. But the book was close enough in it's descriptions to make our discussions 10 times easier.
Even with my varied experience, I had not realized just how much has to be done to help along a cross-cultural love affair. But this book had it all covered.
A big THANK YOU to the authors!
PS: I just bought my 3rd copy for a fellow Texas who has recently met my wife's sister on the web.
This book has really opened my eyes more to how it really is. Dating somone who is from a completly different culture than you sounds fun. It is. However there are so many complacated issues and this book covers them.
A great read: The authers took a lot of time and put a lot of love into this book. All except for the name. I have been buying Thai books for a while now. I kept seeing this book pop up, but because of the name i never looked at it or read anything about it. To me i was thinking it was made for sex tourists. But its not even close.
Great book and well done. Thank you to everyone invloved in making this fantastic book
Book covers cross-cultural difference that more or less make/break relationships and gives some insight into both cultures form each perspective. While some of the points are obvious others make more sense. For the most part, a lot of the principles can be used and applied to most relationships.
While I am not in a relationship with a Thai...I would buy the book for a Thai gal if I was.
Finished the book in about 2 hours and didn't feel like I had to suffer through any of it like wading though some books.
I have a gf in Thailand and I recognized some of the cultural characteristics covered in this book. It helps me accept some unexpected behavior or from her, and gives good advice how to cope. some other cultural differences are a bit too far fetched, but this could be explained by the fact that this book was written more than 10 years ago. Also my gf lived few years in the west. Overal I recommend it, but do not take it too littoral, reality is not as bad as the book indicates. It seems our differences are diminishing, which is nice...
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It explains western and Thai, it could have done with a bit less of the focus on...Read more