BOOK SUMMARY


While living in China, an American English teacher sets out to meet and interview interesting people in real life situations. He gets far more than he bargained for when he meets a free-spirited Chinese woman who is determined to get what she wants – at any cost.

When the two fall in love and begin to travel, often without the blessings of their work unit’s authorities, the American’s life is turned upside down, and he begins to feel the powerful weight of China’s Iron Bowl.

Love In An Iron Bowl is a true story.

GET PEOPLE TO READ YOUR TRAVEL MEMOIR


BELOW ARE 5 TIPS
What’s the one thing people fear almost as much as being asked Want to see my vacation slideshow? It’s being told that you just got back from (fill in the name of your country), and boy do you have some stories to tell!

Alright, maybe it’s not that bad, but if you want people to read and enjoy your memoir (not run from it), follow these 5 tips to make sure you create something that people will read and remember.

Bonus Tip:
If you are going to write travel memoirs… you need to read travel memoirs.
There are few samples for you to read on the left. Enjoy!

TRAVEL MEMOIRS


A FEW SAMPLES
Here are a few you might find interesting:

– Iron and Silk, by Mark Salzman:
If you read Salzman’s book about China and my book about China, you’ll swear we lived in two completely different countries. Iron and Silk tells an engaging story about Salzman’s relationship with his martial arts master.

– Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic’s Edge, by Jill Fredston
A woman and her husband row the arctic circle – all of it. This book is a beautiful celebration of exploration, both personal and natural. Funny, well-written, and honest.

– The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World, by Andy Merrifield
This book celebrates the search for tranquility and a slower pace of life. You must be a seasoned, patient reader to fall for this book, and if you are you’ll enjoy a long and interesting walk.

– An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude, by Ann Vanderhoof
For anyone who wants to throw in the towel, live their own way, or sail half way around the world to find happiness.

– Any Bill Bryson book about travel,
Bryson’s books are easy to get lost in, and are a nice mixture of inspiration and insight.

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