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The ProActiveDads blog has added Big in China to its list of recommended dad books. Full review to come on Monday. Thanks, guys.
Alan – I'm presently facing the daunting decision to accept a transfer to our Beijing research and development center. I've lived a comfy, albeit stagnant, life in Southern California for the past 12 years and am in much need of a jolt. Being single and without kids, my life circumstances are far different than yours, so it should seem like a no-brainer to accept this opportunity and embrace the adventure. However, its still a bit overwhelming. I came across your book serendipitously while trying to find a Beijing immersion guide. Frankly, I didn't want to read some organized list of how-tos and recommendations. I wanted to read real life experiences so your book was the perfect find. I embraced every word, emotion and experience you expressed in the book and it has helped me tremendously as I weigh this decision. My "look-see" trip to Beijing is coming up very soon and I simply can't wait. Just wanted to say thanks for writing this inspiring book.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. Messages like yours have made the whole process worth it. I can't even say how much it means to me.
If you want some help on your look-see visit, drop me a line. biginchinaATme.com…. I can hook you up a little.
As a Chinese native who has been living in the States for the past 15 years, I am thoroughly enjoying your book right now. It somehow refreshes my memory on Beijing, a city where I grew up and now become so unfamiliar to me.
I recently got an offer to move back to BJ and work a large software company. I am very much looking forward to it, so as a part of the preparation, I am reading Big in China.