Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely

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About the author:
I'm a creative writer, and a full-time copywriter, born and raised in New York City. As a music journalist I've written, on and off, for a dozen outlets including Beyond Race Magazine,, Stagebuddy and Plateau (where I was also the managing editor).

My short stories have been published in several literary journals and anthologies including The Bodega Monthly, The aois21 Annual, Every Second Sunday, Foliate Oak and Out of Place.

In 2012 I independently published a collection of narratives titled, "Eating Kimchi & Nodding politely," about my time as an English teacher in South Korea. I also self-published a short story, "Missing Rib," which is available in the Amazon Kindle store.

Say "Hi" if you get the chance : )

Here's a bit of biographical minutiae: When I was eight years old my now-dead brother, Joesly, told me a joke that almost killed me. I fell off my seat from the uncontrollable belly laughter, and on the floor I convulsed for a minute straight and almost blacked out from lack of oxygen. I laugh a lot. I smile a lot. Life is good, even when it's not... That rhyme was by accident.

Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely

Stories About Love, life, Death, and Discovery From an American in South Korea

Authored by Alex Clermont

Imagine leaving behind everybody and everything familiar to live in a foreign country where you don't know a soul. Worst yet, you speak the language, your cultural norms match apples and oranges, and you can't get a date to save your life.

Imagine you wrote a book about your time there...

Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely: Stories About Love, life, Death, and Discovery From an American in South Korea is a collection of snapshots that cover the two years that Alex Clermont lived in the country of South Korea as an English teacher. Scribed with a flair for humor, emotion, character and depth, these introspective narratives don't act as a travel guide. Instead, they are creatively written windows into the life of someone discovering new things about himself, the world, and the people who he shares it with-all while stuffing his face with kimchi.

Publication Date:
May 15 2012
1477484795 / 9781477484791
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Travel / Essays & Travelogues

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