Yak butter tea.
Heineken Christmas trees.
Tigers eating chickens.
Me and Chairman Mao. Stories from six strange months in Beijing.
Lately, it seems like China is all we hear about. How China will crush the rest of the world economically, demographically, and possibly even militarily, if their pollution doesn’t kill off the entire West coast first. That’s all well and good, but what’s everyday life in China really like? When Jason Barbacovi moved to Beijing, he had no idea. However, after stumbling into a $60-an-hour job that involved nothing more than reading words into a microphone, discovering that waiting in line can be a contact sport, and paying to have a live chicken fed to a pack of ravenous tigers, he discovered that the answer is nothing like you think.
“If David Sedaris lived in China, this is the book he would write.”
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