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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing
Split into four sections chronicling the years 1965, 1966, 1967 & 1968 Living Poor starts at the most logical place, Thomsen's application. His expertise as a pig farmer made him the perfect match for ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing
A US farmer volunteers to live and work in a desperately poor village in Ecuador. He utterly avoids sentimentality or rose-colored glasses. The villagers are barely surviving because of utterly unfair policies, and he never lets us forget that, no matter how many amusing anecdotes he tells. Read full review