Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle
At the age of 48, Moritz Thomsen sold his pig farm and joined the Peace Corps. As he tells the story, his awareness of the comic elements in the human situation--including his own--and his ability to convey it in fast-moving, earthy prose have madeLiving Poora classic.
"Hilariously funny at times, grimly sad at others and elavened with perceptive insights into the ways of the people and with breathtaking descriptions of the Ecuadorian landscape."-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Review: Living PoorUser Review - Kelsey - Goodreads
I couldn't finish this book. Maybe another day... Read full review
Review: Living PoorUser Review - Jeanne - Goodreads
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Thomsen's openness and subtle humor are addictive. A very honest look at being a Peace Corps volunteer in 1969 and on poverty in Latin America and being (at least from a gringo's perspective). Read full review