Tone Deaf in Bangkok: And Other Places

Tone Deaf in Bangkok And Other Places From her first bewildered hours to the moment that she reluctantly leaves Janet Brown describes her experience of falling in love with and in Thailand s largest city Nana Chen s evocative photograp
  • Title: Tone Deaf in Bangkok: And Other Places
  • Author: Janet Brown
  • ISBN: 9781934159125
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tone Deaf in Bangkok: And Other Places
    From her first bewildered hours to the moment that she reluctantly leaves, Janet Brown describes her experience of falling in love with, and in, Thailand s largest city Nana Chen s evocative photographs provide illustrations of daily living in Bangkok.
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  • Twenty years ago, when I started working as a bookseller at the Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, I discovered women s travel writing I devoured everything I could get my hands on, from Mary Morris to Mary Kingsley But after a few years, I grew bored I felt as if I had read all the good stuff and the well had run dry Nearly every time I picked up a new book, I discovered the same old whining disguised as humor, the same old self absorption, the same old tale about the same old quirky guy, and [...]


  • Tone Deaf in Bangkok and Other PlacesAuthor Janet BrownPhotographs Nana Chen Years ago I sat in a Thai restaurant in Kansas watching a young lady pour hot tea into my cup I knew that day I had fallen in love with that woman She has been my wife for ten years now What I didn t know was that another love affair had started that day as well, one with Thailand and her people Over the years I have sought to learn all I can about the country and it s people, all without having the opportunity to set f [...]


  • Janet Brown s memoir is both a hopeful story of a forty something mother of two who moves to Bangkok for six years in the late 1990s early 2000s and a sad reminder of the disastrous Pol Pot regime next door in Cambodia Brown teaches in Bangkok and quickly immerses herself into local life Most of her friends are Thai, including the men she dates I loved Brown s rich descriptions of Bangkok and her chilling memories of Cambodia, including when she traveled up to the region where Pol Pot had camped [...]


  • Full disclosure I know and adore Janet Brown This book perfectly captures the qualities that make her such a compelling storyteller her prickly wit, the vividness of her descriptions, and her ability to veer between heartache and slapstick in just a few deft phrases Once the first story pulls you in, you ll find yourself enraptured as well Try it for a burst of light and warmth on a cold northern winter s night.


  • It s a book you should enjoy before your trip to Bangkok or during the trip It s all about Bangkok you will encounter And the bonus is the nice street photos of Bangkok daily life by Nana Chen.


  • An interesting look into an expat s life as she settles in Thailand, while traveling to other places around Asia I liked how she went into detail about such things as finding an apartment, encountering friends, and learning the Thai language It was intriguing to hear about some of the customs that went on in the country, many of which I had no idea of I also loved the photos as they seemed real, with each one depicting daily life in Thailand I was happy to hear that the author was able to find h [...]


  • Because I now live in Thailand, moving here from Silicon Valley, I am trying to read books to help me assimilate into the culture This book, Tone Deaf in Bangkok, starts out good, reinforcing things I knew or answering questions I had However, it gets a bit slow and the author starts to whine about not being able to be an American the way she likes to be My feeling is that if you want to be American stay in America Do not move to another culture and impose yourself on others.



  • My friend Greg called this book a love letter When I think of the love letters I have written and received they rarely include the honest chaos and complexity of Brown s book Love letters celebrate the passion and the often unrealistic expectations one has of one s lover Brown s is the story of a marriage, a good marriage, a partnership of equal parts trial and reward It is a believable love story about learning to live well with one another As Brown explains in the first chapter The most imposs [...]


  • Picked this up in a book news stall in Pike Place market The author had worked there as a bookseller She moved to Bangkok in 2001 as a single 45 yr old and wrote about her adjustment from visitor to resident I was inspired by her attitude Things that I found unpleasant about Bangkok she viewed as positive and part of the life and culture Any language in which the words for fear and salt are differentiated only by a smile is one that had to have been constructed by people who possessed well honed [...]


  • If you are planning on traveling to Thailand and hoping to venture away from the beaten path, read this book It s not super great, but worth perusing during your long flight to Bangkok For me, I could glean some of the insights into the Thai culture by simply studying the Lonely Planet Thailand.


  • A fascinating look at what it is like for a foreigner living in Bangkok While I don t know Bangkok as well as she does, I could completely understand and appreciate her experience of living there Plus, for better or for worse, she loves Bangkok, a sentiment I agree with totally A very pleasant and easy read, with great photos.


  • Quite enjoyable book telling the story of how the author attempts to live like a Thai Each chapter stands alone as though written as assignments so while there is some continuity the book can be cracked open anywhere for a glimpse at the self imposed challenges that she faced.




  • Not bad Very personalized story of one woman s time there I ve the course of six years Snippets and glimpses of good cultural writing with a strong personal and travel focus.





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