Thoughts by Lisa Napoli, Crown Publishers 2010, 279 pages
SUBTITLE: What I learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth
For the What’s in a Name Challenge – Country category
I am having a tough time thinking up what to write. Especially when I agree wholeheartedly with Nancy’s review from 2011. If you don’t want to click over, she says this:
” Lacking in adventure but fascinating for its analysis of the people and the time, at times uneven but overall a decent memoir.”
Yes. I agree.
I read the very same book that Nancy read! Because she is the generous booklover who gave it to me. And I am willing to send YOU this book if you want to read it, too. Just be the first to request and I will email you for your mailing address and will eventually send it off. Eventually.
It looks like this:
Also, it’s an ARC. It does have a few misspellings or typos and it got very VERY confusing with what I must assume were name swappings. She would be yapping about Sebastian and then refer to him as Benjamin. And Ngawang would be Pema and then back to Ngawang… Just sayin’.
One more fun thing… The author mentions a term familiar to all who loved Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein. Here’s the quote, do you know the word?
“The only not-so-smooth part of the plan came from my father, who couldn’t quite grok the adventure I was about to have.”
All righty, then. Carry on.
RATING: Three slices of pie. (No pie mentions in this one.)