Friday, May 13, 2011
Expat Women: Confessions
The book is a spin-off from the column at the Expat Women web site.(Expat Women is the world's largest global web site helping women living overseas and was co-founded by Martins.) With each chapter dedicated to a specific subject, readers can dip in and out as needed. Chapter topics include Settling In, Career and Money, Raising Children, and Repatriation, and the answers are thorough, practical, sometimes frank, but always supportive and empathetic.
Expat life can be glamorous, but for many "trailing spouses" it's sometimes lonely, over-whelming and draining. Because of their combined personal experiences, the authors are able to deliver meaningful and comprehensive information in answer to each question. I was extremely impressed with the sheer range of their knowledge, and their ability to go beyond the question and anticipate issues that might arise in similar situations.
Expat Women: Confessions is a really, really good book and whether you're just about to embark on the expat experience, or you're already there, is a must-read in my opinion.