Sam Sackett

Biography

Sam Sackett received his doctorate from UCLA. After 23 years as a university professor of English, he escaped from academe to work for (in chronological order) a newspaper, an advertising agency, and a public relations firm. Then, having become an expert on career change, he was a career counselor for 15 years. He retired for six years in Thailand and has now returned to the US. The stories in Through Farang Eyes are based on personal observation, stories told him by Thai friends, and stories in the Bangkok Post and on Thai news broadcasts. None of the characters are accurate portrayals of real people.

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Chamberlain Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,760. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Chamberlain is a college town in the American Midwest. Its population is 20,000 people when school is in session, 15,000 in August. It has 20,000 stories. Here are some of them.
Snapshots of Thailand
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,140. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Not even a three-hour motion picture could give an adequate impression of Thailand. These seven stories are snapshots of a few phases of the kingdom.
Sweet Betsy from Pike
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,260. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
It's 1849. Betsy is 18, a minister's daughter, and pregnant. To escape the shame, she and her lover, Ike, run away from Pike County and join a wagon train headed for the California mining camp of Hangtown. It's a long, tough journey. On the trail and in the rough-and-tumble mining camp Betsy outgrows Ike and becomes a strong, independent woman.
Through Farang Eyes
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,600. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Southeast Asia looks different to a farang than it does to a native. Here are seven stories picturing some of the things that one farang saw. A retired American takes a young Thai wife and gets more than he bargained for. A young Thai woman lets her jealousy destroy her chance for a good future. A Thai girl who is sweet but has only one talent finds that those two qualities are enough.

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