Being In Beijing: Buses, Bikes, And Beer.
A true American original foisted upon the Chinese by an increasingly antagonistic relationship between teacher and bureaucracy, Michael O’Neal’s musings, emails, and journal entries paint the portrait of a soul in search of life—and finding it around every corner. With his mortgage paid off, his children grown, and no romantic entanglements to speak of, O’Neal decides to fulfill a dream: to spend ...
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Publication Date: February 11, 2012
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“I'm going to call him Mike. After reading this I feel like we're old friends. Basically he spent a year teaching English in Beijing, China. He was sick of the bureaucracy at his old job and headed to China in 2009. This book is a compilation of the e...”
year abroad. He’d been dreaming of teaching overseas since he began taking his American students on tours around the world. And now, with nothing to lose and nothing to hold him down, he takes the opportunity of a lifetime: teaching in Beijing, China. He quickly makes new friends, experiences the insanity of driving and eating, and waits in many lines for many hours to do not so many things. He takes rides on his bike that end in bloodshed (his own), enjoys drinking binges (his own), and experiences near-death accidents (again, his own).