It’s been a year and a half since Expat Women: Confessions – 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad was released and it continues to speak to expat women across the world. Co-authored by founder Andrea Martins and psychologist Victoria Hepworth, Expat Women: Confessions was inspired by a series of expat “confessions” on The book discusses topics ranging from settling in to your new country to career and money issues, from raising expat children and maintaining happy relationships to repatriation.

We’re delighted to have the book on Expat Bookshop, and here’s why:

“For once, a book that tells the truth about the expat experience.  An inspiring account, and a must-read for those contemplating an international assignment or those already on one.”
— Yvonne McNulty, PhD, Assistant Professor, James Cook University, Singapore

Expat Women: Confessions is a wonderful addition to the literature on the experiences of women during their lives abroad. Andrea and Victoria answer difficult questions with empathy, an upbeat attitude, and wisdom. This is a book that every expat woman should keep at her bedside for the moments that inevitably surface when abroad—and even after repatriation.”
— Elizabeth Perelstein, President, School Choice International, and named one of Fortune Magazine’s 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs (2010)

“With the voice of your most resourceful girlfriends, Andrea and Victoria give expat women worldwide a fabulous collection of practical advice.” — Kathleen Simon, President, and My-Linh Kunst, 1st Vice President Communications, FAWCO (Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas Inc.)

“Expatriation can be very rewarding and yet a challenge at the same time, but it is, for everyone, a life-changing experience.  This is a comprehensive book about diverse expat experiences and I believe it could be a useful point of reference for those seeking encouragement and understanding in meeting the challenges they face. It made me realize how fortunate we are to work in a company that invests in expatriate support.” — Karin Brakel, Global Outpost Manager, Shell International B.V.

“An inspiring book which gives a great insight into expatriate life.” — Elske van Holk, Director, Expatriate Archive Centre, The Netherlands

“Living abroad can be a mind-opening experience that enhances your personal and professional lives, but it can also be a lonely place. Expat Women: Confessions eases that loneliness by collecting many of the challenges faced by expats and offering practical solutions to problems unique to the globetrotting woman.” — Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, co-author of Get Ahead by Going Abroad: A Woman’s Guide to Fast-track Career Success, and author of Go Global! A Student’s Guide to Launching an International Career

“A very interesting, easy-to-read and helpful companion guide for women trailing their spouses around the world.” — Missy Dover, Director of Global Mobility, The McGraw-Hill Companies

“With regard to all matters of mobility, knowledge adds a powerful tool: for the assignment manager, for service partners, and perhaps most importantly, for expats and their families. We can always applaud work that adds clarity to the international assignment process.” — Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS, CEO, Worldwide ERC®

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