To Travel Hopelessly

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English Teacher X follows up his debut book with this raw and vivid memoir of his first five years teaching English abroad.

In 1995 a young backpacker answered a newspaper ad and inadvertently became English Teacher X, working between 1995 and 2000 in seven different cities in five different countries, encountering exploitative employers, degenerate colleagues, and eager "foreigner groupies." More
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About English Teacher X

English Teacher X is a twenty-year veteran of many bizarre adventures in many bizarre countries, while working in many bizarre English language schools. He has worked in Russia, Thailand, Korea, Saudi Arabia, the USA, and has taught all ages from 2-year-old to senior citizens.

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To Travel Hopelessly: Five Years of Teaching English Abroad
Between 1995 and 2000, I worked in seven cities in five countries. . .

About the Series: English Teacher X: The Burnout Trilogy
In the year 1995, a broke, burnt-out backpacker answered an ad in the Bangkok Post and inadvertantly became English Teacher X, living and working in nearly a dozen cities in half a dozen countries over the span of twenty year. English Teacher X describes, in raw and violent imagery, the life of an English teacher overseas, encountering dishonest and exploitative employers, degenerate colleagues, corrupt police, gold-hearted prostitutes and cold-hearted "English groupies", with drugs and alcohol for all, while questing in vain for the Authentic Cultural Experience.

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Review by: Samuel Solomon on Sep. 2, 2011 :
I loved this book! Painfully honest, unassuming, and unpretentious. I read it in one sitting and couldn't stop, only wishing there was more, when I was finished! The author takes you on his trips, and runs the gamut of experiences, emotions, exasperation, and ecstasy! Absolutely hilarious, and fully sobering, which is something, given the general drunken misadventures within.

Stop jerking around and just get this book immediately.

You'll thank me.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

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