I was lucky enough to receive a copy of the book Forced to Fly (2ND EDITION) before it went to press. I had contributed one of the many stories and loved the diversity of the final product. The book is a fine mix of humour and really useful information for expats. I have added the Press Release below written by Jo Parfitt editor and publisher… and the video of the book trailer.
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE – ESPECIALLY FOR EXPATS
Anthology of both published and un-published writers who live abroad helps those in transition to see the funny side, while offering practical help and resources.
FORCED TO FLY – 2nd Edition Edited by Jo Parfitt and written by Expatriates Everywhere
“It’s a hilarious concoction of cheek burning blunders and toe curling faux pas. Forced to Fly not only looks at the fun side of expat life, it also addresses the challenges faced by living overseas. The book is full of handy tips and sound advice, a treasure trove of information for anyone considering moving abroad.” [Reina van Nieuwkerk-Rácz former Editor-in -Chief of The Underground www.expatcalidocious.com]
Everyone knows that laughter is the best medicine, but Forced to Fly is more than a collection of funny stories about seeing the funny side of the day-to-day blunders we all make. It is packed with stories that resonate with anyone who has lived abroad. Its opening chapters, written by experts, counsellors and real-life expats who have struggled with culture shock, will provide support and advice to guide you through any dark patches.
When the first edition came out I had no idea that it would find its way into corporate goodie bags for relocating employees, nor that people would call me up, saying, “Help, my daughter-in-law has just moved to Dubai and is not doing so well. Can you send her a book, please?”
In this second edition, we have added a chapter on emotional resilience in addition to more than 20 new stories for you to enjoy from new writers such as Jack Scott, whose memoir, Perking the Pansies, is currently long-listed for the Polari First Book prize and the hilarious Debbie Fletcher, author of Bitten by Spain. Blogger contributors Expatcalidocious, AdventuresInExpatland, DisparateHuisvrouw, WordGeyser and IWasAnExpatWife make this a thoroughly modern version of an old favourite.
ISBN 978-1904881416 (print);
ISBN 978-1-909193093 (kindle)
298 pp, paperback
For interviews with the editor and to arrange review copies, images and excerpts of the book, please contact the publisher, Jo Parfitt, at firstname.lastname@example.org