Summertime author, Chris O’Shaughnessy talks to Displaced Nation

Chris O’Shaughnessy, author of ‘Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures in Between‘ talks to Displaced Nation about his #TCK upbringing, his book and his plans for the future.

The Interview | The Book

Misunderstood – fascinating and thought-provoking

Fascinating and well written book that demonstrates beyond doubt that modern day Third Culture Kids (#TCKs) really do face complex and debilitating issues – hundreds of TCKs were surveyed or interviewed for the book. As well as providing some valuable research material, the book gives a real sense of what TCKs actually feel: “My life feels like a series of learning how to stack stones on the wall around my heart,” and “Every time I felt sad, I let myself feel it. Some of those days, I laid down in bed for a while, and let myself be tired out by the grieving process.”

This is a really helpful book, bringing all the issues together in a well-structured and logical way. As well as providing food for thought for other TCKs and their families, I think this will resonate with others: many of the issues highlighted in the book apply not just to TCKs, and not just to adults who were once TCKs, but to anyone who, like me, took the plunge and moved abroad. A really absorbing and thought-provoking book.

Waterstone’s Review

The Book | The Review

Insights and Interviews from the 2016 FIGT Conference: out now

Moving Across Cultures: Bringing Empathy and Expertise to the Evolving Global Family

When a conference is as great as #FIGT16NL you want to remember all that you learned and were inspired by during the Keynotes, the Concurrent Sessions, the fast-paced Ignites and at the Kitchen Tables. It’s impossible to attend every session and for many it is impossible to attend every conference. This book, compiled by the Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residents, will bring the event back to life complete with its experts, its insights and conversations. You know that this, the third book in the series, deserves a place on your bookshelf.

OUT NOW IN PRINT AND ON KINDLE