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Eager reader of history, mystery, classics, biographies, steampunk, lit fic, science, scifi, and etc. My reviews are mostly positive--I rarely finish or write about books I don't enjoy. My TBR is too high for that.

Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China

Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China - Rachel DeWoskin A fascinating memoir of life in Beijing during the last half of the 1990’s. Rachel DoWoskin had just graduated from college with a degree in English and a love of poetry when she moved to Beijing to take a job that didn’t completely suit her, working for a PR firm trying to persuade the Chinese to try donuts and other western products. In the five years that she was there she also starred in a popular Chinese soap opera, lived in illegal foreign housing and made many Chinese friends who ranged from artists to entrepreneurs. Her account is thoughtful, informative and articulate.