Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely

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About the author:
Alex Clermont [Me] is a writer born and raised in New York City where he received his BA in English creative writing from Hunter College.

Alex has been a contributing writer to Beyond Race Magazine and Turntable Magazine, covering and interviewing independent artists and musicians. He was also the managing editor of Plateau, a quarterly print magazine that focused on independent musicians.

He has been published in the anthologies The Bodega Monthly and Every Second Sunday - a collection by authors from around the world. His short story, "Catching Butterflies" can be read in the 2011 anthology Out of Place, and his story, "Standby" can be seen in the online literary magazine Scholars and Rogues.

In May 2012 he independently published his first book, "Eating Kimchi & Nodding politely," which is a collection of narratives about his time as an English teacher in South Korea.

I [he] also smile a whole lot. Say "Hi" if you get the chance. :)

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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