Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Com

Version: Unabridged
Author: J. Maarten Troost
Narrator: Simon Vance
Genres: Travel
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: July 2008
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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Overview

Troost charmed listeners with his humorous tales of wandering the remote islands of the South Pacific in The Sex Lives of Cannibals and Getting Stoned with Savages. When the travel bug bit again, he took on the world's most populous and intriguing nation.

As Troost relates his gonzo adventure—dodging deadly drivers in Shanghai, eating yak in Tibet, deciphering restaurant menus (offering local favorites such as cattle penis with garlic), and visiting with Chairman Mao (still dead)—he reveals a vast, complex country on the brink of transformation that will shape the way we all work, live, and think. This insightful, hilarious narrative brings China to life as you've never seen it before.

Reviews (1)

Highly recommended

Written by Anonymous on July 13th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a wonderful book. I couldn't take a break away from it. Highly involving and a wonderful story!

Author Details

Author Details

Troost, J. Maarten

J. MAARTEN TROOST is the author of "Getting Stoned with Savages "and "The Sex Lives of Cannibals. "His essays have appeared in the "Atlantic Monthly," the "Washington Post," and the "Prague Post," He spent two years in Kiribati in the Equatorial Pacific and upon his return was hired as a consultant by the World Bank. After several years in Fiji and Vanuatu, he recently relocated to the U.S. and now lives with his wife and two sons in California.