Hong Konged

Hong Konged

One Modern American Family's (mis)adventures in the Gateway to China

Book - 2012
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The author recounts the time he, his wife, and their three children spent a year living in Hong Kong.
In this alternately hilarious and heartrending memoir, acclaimed writer and editor Paul Hanstedt recounts the true story of his family's recent sojourn to Hong Kong. Hanstedt and his wife and three children--aged 9, 6, and 3--lived in Hong Kong for a year, a year beset by culture clash, vicious bullies, hospital visits, M & Ms, and the worst traffic jam you've ever seen. Through the eyes of the earnest if sometimes clueless Hanstedt family, you'll discover a world you've never known before. But in the end, Hong Konged is about place and family and what it is that makes us human--no matter who we are or where we live.--Publisher website.
Publisher: Avon, MA : Adams Media, ©2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781440540738
Branch Call Number: 915.125 H2518h 2012
Characteristics: 303 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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A neurotic father moves his family to Hong Kong where he continues to be a neurotic father, but with great enthusiasm and good humor when confronted with the inevitable culture clash.

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Meeseeks Sep 18, 2013

Hong Konged is a good and funny read especially for parents. Hanstedt wrote with keen observations and appreciation for different cultures. He showed much love for his family and was open to poking fun at himself.


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