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Riassunto: For centuries, expatriates from all corners of the world have come to Asia, seeking wealth, opportunity and adventure. From this cultural relocation has sprung much misadventure - some of it intentional, some of it accidental - in any case the stuff of legend.
'Hardship Posting - true tales of expat misadventure' Volume 1 for the first time documents 400 amusing and amazing anecdotes from those that lived to tell their tale, and a few who almost didn't!
It covers the whole of Asia, with 42 contributors telling their side of the story…digging up what Rachel Farnay, editor of The Expat Magazine in Singapore, describes as 'a mighty collection of tales…' Including:
* swapping a Rolling Stone magazine for a Vietnam visa
* the group that posed as Air Supply to get through an Indonesia roadblock
* the bloke that posed as the British High Commissioner in Bangkok bars
* the English lady shot by Macau gangsters
* the helicopter pilot they wanted to use as a case-study for VD research
These were compiled and edited by Stuart Lloyd, adman, writer and musician, who spent over 12 years in Asia, keeping his ear to the ground for a good story on the streets, in bars, airports, taxis, the office, the country clubs, and the media… high-profile expat 'misadventures' involving the likes of Nick Leeson in Singapore and Michael Wansley in Thailand made news worldwide.
'I found it was only really once I had left Asia that the full extent of that halcyonic weird and wonderful existence hit me,' says Lloyd. 'Expatriatism can be a very extreme lifestyle, and this book has really captured ordinary expats in some very extraordinary situations. But at the end of the day - or at least a few years later - it's all good for a laugh,' he says.
And the laughs come thick and fast with central narrator Colonel Ken's beer-soaked observations from the barstool weaving all the chapters together. As a seasoned raconteur, Col Ken adds a colourful and bawdy spin to every topic - the perfect caricature of the expat that's 'gone troppo' under the Asian sun.
'Hardship Posting' is many peoples' story of the triumphs and tribulations of living thousands of miles from home and living life to the fullest in Asia.
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Descrizione libro Sid Harta Publishers, 2001. Condizione libro: Good. 1st ed/1st pri. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP11869831
Descrizione libro Sid Harta Publishers May 2001, 2001. Paper Back. Condizione libro: Good. Codice libro della libreria 121002
Descrizione libro Sid Harta Publishers, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-082-60-0635900
Descrizione libro Sid Harta Publishers, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110957870906
Descrizione libro Sid Harta Publishers, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 957870906