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A must have for any expat or soon-to-be expat!,
This review is from: Live and Work Abroad: A Guide for Modern Nomads (Paperback)Having been an expat myself for five years and having struggled with much of what this book discusses, I can vouch for both its usefulness and its readability. No matter how much you think you know, and pretty much no matter what you WANT to know, it's in this book. I've read several books on living overseas, but what I especially like about this one is its broad range of assumptions regarding the type of job one will have. We're not all corporate executives having to deal with a high pressure life style and LOTS of local help in the form of maids, drivers, gardeners, etc. IT also takes a positive look on living overseas, rather than the usual "I'm stuck going with my husband to a place I don't like; how do I survive?" sort of approach.
It looks at not only the nuts and bolts of daily living, but how to help your family cope, how to deal with going alone, how to get your pets overseas...you name it! Lots of good references, graphs, charts to help you decide whether the expat thing is for you, or even to make your current expat life more agreeable.