Any traveller who shudders at the prospect of deciphering Chinese should be armed with a copy of his book --The New Yorker
Fallows sparkling memoir makes us feel we are on the streets with her haggling with merchants and cops and learning to be rude and friendly, Chinese-style... I can t think of a better book for someone who wants to understand the lovable, infuriating and hilarious country that is China --Washington Post
China seems an impossible mountain to climb, yet Deborah Fallows takes a less travelled path, climbing the mountain from the inside... both vital and a joy to read --Ken Auletta
About the Author
Deborah Fallows has lived in Shanghai and travelled throughout China with her husband, the writer James Fallows. She is a Harvard graduate and has a PHD in linguistics. When in the US she and her husband live in Washington DC.