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So excited to announce my book Expat Etiquette: How to Look Good in Bad Places


My book Expat Etiquette: How to Look Good in Bad Places is now out!

Going overseas is hard. Leaving friends and family behind. Traveling to a country where you probably don’t speak the language, and definitely don’t understand the culture. Foreign foods, foreign diseases. Loneliness.

Of course, it does have its compensations. Smoking. Casual sex. Functional alcoholism. Add a little danger and excitement, and it’s a difficult offer to refuse.

Expat Etiquette is a guide for all of those who want to travel to far-away and sometimes dangerous lands—for the best or worst of reasons—while retaining a modicum of style. Style defined as “appearing to know what you’re doing, even when you have no idea what’s happening around you.”

Traditional travel guides don’t tell you how to drink bootleg liquor and not go blind. How to have an overseas affair. How to negotiate with rebel groups. Expat Etiquette does.

The two authors spent years living in Afghanistan, Iraq, and across east and west Africa. This book captures what it’s like to leave the normal world far behind. In humorous and ironic tones, it provides advice for everyone who wants to wander off the beaten path.

Advice that isn’t available anywhere else.

[All proceeds go to benefit the Center for Civilians in Conflict]


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