Forced to Fly: an anthology of writings that will make you see the funny side of living abroad
Everyone knows that laughter is the best medicine, but Forced to Fly is more than a collection of funny stories about the 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, has been shortlisted for the Polaris prize and the hilarious Debbie Fletcher, author of Bitten by Spain. Blogger contributors AdventuresInExpatland, DisparateHuisvrouw, WordGeyser and IWasAnExpatWife make this a thoroughly modern version of an old favourite.
Find the full list of contributors here.
“A must-have book for expats everywhere. A unique mix of practical advice and funny stories that everyone will relate to.” – Toni Summers-Hargis, author of Rules, Britannia and blogger at Expat Mum, http://expatmum.blogspot.com
“I would love to have had it with me when I left home ten years ago for the first time.” – Laura J Stephens, author of An Inconvenient Posting, an expat wife’s memoir of lost identity, www.laurajstephens.com
“Delightfully relevant. A cleverly crafted collection of expatriate stories and advice, including the good, the bad and the hilarious side of international living. Perfect for global nomads looking to feel connected through shared experiences. – Alison Cavatore, Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Global Living Magazine, www.globallivingmagazine.com