Because a life overseas can be tough and, well, sometimes you just have to laugh
We’ve all experienced that surreal situation when you don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. Sometimes you do both!
Living away from the place you once called ‘home’ can be exciting, stressful and disorientating—often all at once. Culture shock and homesickness can hit hard exacerbating feelings of displacement and leaving you feeling angry and resentful towards your new location. At times like this, laughter is often the best medicine.
Australian Cath Brew has travelled abroad for most of her life and though now settled in the UK, she has learned to cope with her own challenging emotions by drawing. In this delightful book she shares 100 cartoons of her life and the lives of others, which have helped her to see the funny side of a weird and wonderful life on the move.
Kristine Racina, Director of the Expatriate Archive Centre wrote:
Hilariously relatable and sentimental cartoons that will pull at your heartstrings by invoking laughter and emotional connectedness; perfect for anyone who knows the challenges of expat living.
Rachel Yates, The Expat LifeLine wrote:
Mobile life is full of ups and downs. It’s our ability to see the humour in those embarrassing, unknown and sometimes painful situations that makes our days a little bit lighter and helps to deal with whatever comes next.
Sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious but always familiar, Cath's evocative, thought-provoking drawings beautifully capture the realities of expatriate life. The perfect book for anyone who struggles to answer the question where are you from?