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The Lighter Side of China Paperback – 15 Jan 2014

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Living in China as a Westerner, is a lot of fun. Scott Kronick captures the little moments that can make expat life in China a daily adventure.

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While some of Scott’s observations are laugh-out-loud funny, others will provoke a knowing nod and a ... 31 Oct. 2014
By Neti Fan - Published on
Format: Paperback
Scott Kronick first came to China in 1995 and today runs Ogilvy Public Relations in Asia Pacific.

Anyone who comes to China to do business knows how important it is to maintain a sense of humor. The ability to laugh at yourself, at others, and at life in general is a requirement for anyone hoping to make a go of things here. That’s what Scott’s book is all about.

Much of the book will be enjoyable to those who have not yet visited China. Other bits will resonate most strongly with people who have called the country home since before the 2008 Olympics.

While some of Scott’s observations are laugh-out-loud funny, others will provoke a knowing nod and a wry grin (or grimace). Its whimsical chapters contain the hard-won wisdom of a China guy who has seen it all, done most of it, and wasn’t afraid to have a laugh or two along the way.
Un-put-downable 21 Feb. 2014
By Saurabh Sharma - Published on
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This is a great read. It is simple, funny and real. I read the whole thing in one day and loved every bit of it. This book comes very close to the life and experiences of a working expat in China and this is what makes it very easy to relate to. "The Lighter Side of China" is a fun read for expats just as much as it is for Chinese who want to get an outside-in view of how foreigners think about some of the things in their country. Strongly recommended!
Lots of laughs 28 Mar. 2014
By next - Published on
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I have the great pleasure of knowing Scott personally, and while that gives me some some added perspective on the stories he's shared in this book, they offer an undeniably enjoyable trip through some the most exciting years of Beijing's amazing leap into modernity. As an expat, he's seen it all and done it all and here imparts the personal and professional lessons he's learned in the process.
This book made my day! 24 Mar. 2014
By anastasia tadajewski - Published on
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This book is funny and a easy going way to experience what it would be like to live in China and it's cultures. Such a good read, I couldn't put it down!
Five Stars 18 May 2015
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