Forced to Fly

Book Cover: Forced to Fly
Editions:Paperback - 2nd Ed: £ 9.99 GBP
ISBN: 9781904881414
Pages: 294
Kindle: £ 4.99 GBP

Forced to Fly: an anthology of writings that will make you see the funny side of living abroad

Jo Parfitt (Editor)

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, author of Turkey Street (runner-up, Rainbow Award 2015) and the hilarious Debbie Fletcher, author of Bitten by Spain. Blogger contributors AdventuresInExpatland, WordGeyser and IWasAnExpatWife make this a thoroughly modern version of an old favourite.

Reviews:Toni Summers-Hargis, author of Rules, Britannia wrote:

A must-have book for expats everywhere. A unique mix of practical advice and funny stories that everyone will relate to.

Laura J Stephens, author of An Inconvenient Posting wrote:

I would love to have had it with me when I left home ten years ago for the first time.

Alison Cavatore, Editor-in-Chief, Global Living Magazine wrote:

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.

Author: Jo Parfitt

I have run my own business since I was 25, largely because I am a serial entrepreneur and cannot survive without the variety provided by being self-employed. After 10 years living and working abroad, we returned to England in 1997 and Summertime Publishing was born. In 2005 we moved to The Hague, then to Malaysia in 2014 and now back in the Netherlands. I have developed a business based on writing, publishing, mentoring and teaching what I know. I know how to write, how to publish, how to run a business despite international moves, how to network and how to live abroad. I find countless opportunities to change lives through my writing, teaching, speaking and mentoring and love nothing more than to 'share what I know to help others to grow'.