By Rachel DeWoskin
“For a true insider’s examine existence in sleek China, readers may still flip to Rachel DeWoskin.”―Sophie seashore, The Economist
made up our minds to expand her cultural horizons and reside a “fiery” lifestyles, twenty-one-year-old Rachel DeWoskin hops on a aircraft to Beijing to paintings for an American PR company dependent within the busy capital. earlier than she is aware it, she isn't just exploring chinese language tradition but in addition growing it because the horny, competitive, fearless Jiexi, the starring femme fatale in a wildly winning chinese language cleaning soap opera. Experiencing the cultural clashes in actual lifestyles whereas acting a fictional model onscreen, DeWoskin varieties a gaggle of acquaintances with whom she witnesses the enormous alterations sweeping via China because the nation pursues the recent maxim, “to get wealthy is glorious.” in just many years, China’s capital is reworked. With “considerable cultural and linguistic assets” (The New Yorker), DeWoskin captures Beijing at this pivotal juncture in her “intelligent, humorous memoir” (People), and “readers will think fortunate to have sharp-eyed, but sisterly, DeWoskin sitting within the driver’s seat”(Elle).