A Thailand Diary (Paperback)
The diary is a lighter read. With short entries for every day of the year, it still covers the important aspects of Thai lifestyle and social culture as Thailand Take Two. Some readers have chosen to read both books in parallel. In reading the Diary, you can take a virtual look inside the everyday lives and experiences of the Thai people. It portrays a rich and sometimes humourous picture of Thai lifestyle and social culture. All the entries are from real life and are true. Only the names have been changed to avoid any embarrassment. Inside its pages, the reader will meet bargirls and bankers, poor rice farmers and rich lite entrepreneurs, government officers and members of the armed forces. Who should read it? The traveller to Thailand, readers who want to learn about the Thais from the comfort of their armchairs, the expat who has made his home here, students studying on cross-cultural courses.
A Thailand Diary is a lighter read than my flagship book on Thai lifestyle and social culture, Thailand Take Two, which is a more detailed work of 10 chapters and with 42,000 words.
How is it different? It "tells it as it is" and pulls no punches, Thai society is explained through real life examples, the book reveals what really makes the Thai tick.