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Not quite the book on China I was looking for

I Stand Corrected: How Teaching Western Manners in China Became its Own Unforgettable Lesson - Eden Collinsworth

I Stand Corrected is a lighthearted breezy memoir, slim in size and full of self-deprecating humor, but author Eden Collinsworth goes off on a lot of tangents with anecdotes about her careers, her friends, her travels elsewhere in the world, her marriage that ended in divorce, and her much adored son, so that there’s less about teaching etiquette in China than I expected, even though that is the theme she keeps coming back to.


Reading the book is like chatting with a slightly scattered, well traveled and fairly knowledgeable friend, who tells you interesting things about the places she’s visited, but can’t resist including funny side stories. If you’d like to read a little bit about China, or world travels, or how manners and customs differ by culture, but you don’t want anything too long or heavy, this book would be a good choice.

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