Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man’s Attempt to Understand the World’s Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid

By J. Maarten Troost
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10.82 Hours 07/08/2008 unabridged
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Troost charmed listeners with his humorous tales of wandering the remote islands of the South Pacific in The Sex Lives of Cannibals and Getting Stoned with Savages. When the travel bug bit again, he took on the world’s most populous and intriguing nation. As Troost relates his gonzo adventure—dodging deadly drivers in Shanghai, eating yak in Tibet, deciphering restaurant menus (offering local favorites such as cattle penis with garlic), and visiting with Chairman Mao (still dead)—he reveals a vast, complex country on the brink of transformation that will shape the way we all work, live, and think. This insightful, hilarious narrative brings China to life as you’ve never seen it before.

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Summary

Summary

Troost charmed listeners with his humorous tales of wandering the remote islands of the South Pacific in The Sex Lives of Cannibals and Getting Stoned with Savages. When the travel bug bit again, he took on the world’s most populous and intriguing nation.

As Troost relates his gonzo adventure—dodging deadly drivers in Shanghai, eating yak in Tibet, deciphering restaurant menus (offering local favorites such as cattle penis with garlic), and visiting with Chairman Mao (still dead)—he reveals a vast, complex country on the brink of transformation that will shape the way we all work, live, and think. This insightful, hilarious narrative brings China to life as you’ve never seen it before.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Troost is refreshingly upbeat, without a hint of ugly American elitism…readers interested in a warts-and-all look at this complicated, evolving country will find this a rich education.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The book that made me laugh out loud more times than I can remember…” BookPage
“Troost tackles modern China with his trademark wit and unstinting honesty. A genuine pleasure to read…[Offers] continued entertainment for the reader.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: J. Maarten Troost

J. Maarten Troost’s essays have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Washington Post, and the Prague Post. After two years in the Pacific, he was hired as a consultant by the World Bank. He spent several years in Fiji then relocated to the United States and now lives with his family in Monterey, California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 10.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English