The Geographer

A professor of world geography, who had never been out of the U.S., finally ventures out of his shell and goes to Japan to teach World Geography on a program established by Japan's Foreign Ministry to promote internationalization. Historically set in Kobe in the fall of 1994, this educational novel culminates with the Great Hanshin Earthquake and registers a high reading on the Laughter Scale. More

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About Jim Riva

Jim Riva was the class clown in his boyhood days. He became a serious student of philosophy at the undergraduate and graduate levels before coming to the philosophical conclusion that the best outlook on life is to take humor seriously.

An off-the-beaten-track world traveler who spent the better part of fourteen years in Japan, Jim has written nine novels that fall into the Humor category and more than thirty-five audio sketches that are on The Champion of Reason Podcast.

He lives and laughs (and continues to write) in Oregon with his Japanese wife and their daughter.

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