Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Karma Gone Bad by Jenny Feldon

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

KARMA GONE BAD: HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE MANGOS, BOLLYWOOD, AND WATER BUFFALO is what might happen if Carrie Bradshaw wrote Eat Pray Love—a memoir of culture shock, self-discovery and transformation, in one of the most inspiring places on earth.

New Yorker Jenny Feldon had only been married for a few months when her husband came home with news that would change their lives forever: They were being outsourced. To India. Effective immediately.

She thought she’d be living a glamorous ex-pat life. Instead, she found herself asking questions she never thought she’d face: Can you wash your lingerie with a coal iron without everything smelling like a barbecue? How do you deal with having servants? And how do you adapt to a “home” that doesn’t seem to have a place for you in it?

Honest, hilarious and hopeful, KARMA GONE BAD awakens readers to the possibility of what can happen when we let go of our expectations and learn to take joy in life’s smallest moments—to “love life for the mangos.” 

my thoughts:

Who hasn't dreamed of moving abroad and living in a foreign country?  All the excitement of imagining the terrific new life you would have wandering around a new city filled with possible friends and adventures - how awesome does that sound?  Well, Jenny got her dream of living abroad in the form of India.  Her husband had been working on a project for his company that involved expanding to India.  The project worked out so well that he was tasked with spending the next two years living in India and setting everything up.  Talk about an unexpected move.

From Cynthis Steffe dresses and Jimmy Choos, Jenny had to downsize her life and pack away her home and ship it to India, all the while stuffing what she could into overnight bags. This move was going to be huge for husband's career and for their lives.  A third world country - how would they cope?  So many questions ran through Jenny's head - Would she be able to adjust to life in India sooner rather than later?  Could she handle the heat, language barrier, and having none of the comforts from home? Well, all is answered as Jenny shares her misadventures with us in her frank, funny, and engaging memoir, Karma Gone Bad.

I settled down with this book on a "bad news" day and went from feeling down to laughing out loud.  I would highly recommend Karma Gone Bad to fans of memoirs and travel memoirs - you will love this book!

Here are the dates for the book tour schedule of Karma Gone Bad.  Check them out!

10-Nov- Salt and Nectar
11-Nov- Laura Rossi
12-Nov- Baby Zone
15-Nov- Bookshipper
17-Nov- The Top Shelf
21-Nov- Alexandra Wrote
 Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!!

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