I Have Iraq in My Shoe: Misadventures of a Soldier of Fashion
"I am not moving to Iraq to teach."
How does a liberal American girl in red suede boots end up teaching English to conservative Muslim Iraqis in headscarves?
Gretchen Berg has met the recession: she has eaten cereal for dinner, given up the gym membership, and come face to face with looming unemployment. To cope, she decided to uproot her life and move to the Middle East. She expected to make some good money, pay off some bad debt, and take some photos of camels. She did not expect to feel at home. She did not expect to fall for a student. She did not expect Diet Coke withdrawal.
Irreverent, hilarious, and completely relevant, I Have Iraq in My Shoe takes a single, broke, fashion-conscious American female who prefers Project Runaway to CNN and tosses her into Iraq in exchange for cash and vacation time.
Watch the desert sand fly!
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - taletreader - LibraryThing
Full of humor, this book definitely perked me up during finals week. While it's probably not rated very high on the scale of a travel guide, if you're a Sex in the City kind of girl who has a passion ... Read full review
I HAVE IRAQ IN MY SHOE: Misadventures of a Soldier of FashionUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Surface-level, chick-lit-style memoir about the life of an English-language teacher in a small town in Iraq.Like many Americans, Berg was laid off during the recession. When a former friend, Warren ... Read full review