Big in China - Alan Paul

Big in China

By Alan Paul

  • Release Date - Published: 2011-03-01
  • Book Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Author: Alan Paul
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 15 Ratings)

Big in China Alan Paul read online review & book description:

"What a romp….Alan Paul walked the walk, preaching the blues in China. Anyone who doubts that music is bigger than words needs to read this great tale." —Gregg Allman
"An absolute love story. In his embrace of family, friends, music and the new culture he's discovering, Alan Paul leaves us contemplating the love in our own lives, and rethinking the concept of home." —Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor, with Randy Pausch, of The Last Lecture
Alan Paul, award–winning author of the Wall Street Journal’s online column “The Expat Life,” gives his engaging, inspiring, and unforgettable memoir of blues and new beginnings in Beijing. Paul’s three-and-a-half-year journey reinventing himself as an American expat—while raising a family and starting the revolutionary blues band Woodie Alan, voted Beijing Band of the Year in the 2008—is a must-read adventure for anyone who has lived abroad, and for everyone who dreams of rewriting the story of their own future.

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Posted Reviews

  • Big in China

    By Ar8937
    Very enjoyable read. A "seize a moment" tale with some funny, funny stories that just couldn't be made up!
  • Big in China Rocks!

    By MNSheryl
    A friend recommended this book because my family and I will be moving to Beijing later this year. I loved the writing, the stories about expat life as well as Chinese culture, and the personal angst about raising children overseas and balancing extended family. All of his stories and insights resonated with my past experience of living overseas and makes me excited for our next adventure. I hope I can pick up the language as quick as Alan! Also, I listened to Woodie Alan songs for the last few chapters of the book. I highly recommend this to get a real sense of what he and his band created.

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