Hello and welcome to our stop on Escape To America blog tour! Please scroll down for an excerpt.
On the surface, Escape from America is the story of an American aspiring to change his life and plan a future in China. Beneath the surface, however, this book features critical analysis of both countries in an effort to promote greater understanding.
China, in spite of its long history, is still a very “young” country where development is slow and unsteady. Sure, we from the “West” can say we’ve arrived—but have we really?
EFA is not anti-America, but rather is meant to educate and entertain readers who wish to truly “know” two of the world’s dominant superpowers, as well as provide powerful insight from someone approaching the subject from both a local and global perspective.
But that’s not all…
My “story within a story” is one that I believe can encourage you, whatever your background, to look more closely at your own home, your life, and take everything into account. Step back and ask yourself: Am I happy? Do I like what I see? What future goals might I wish to pursue?
Broadly speaking, for anyone who is not satisfied with the status quo and feels there are better ways forward, my book will inspire you.
III. Who Benefits?
As the author, I’m driven by a love of writing and sharing my thoughts. Certainly I want this book to sell and boost my profile as a serious writer. But that’s never been my driving purpose for doing this. My goal is to stimulate readers; to intrigue and try to enrich by satisfying their curiosity about America’s and China’s oft-misunderstood customs, and then ultimately, how does this correlate with their experience and their place in the world? If I’ve held strong to my purpose, then reading this book should be like a look into a double-sided mirror where at once, we see someone different staring back at us… yet we also see ourselves.
In following my typical writing style, EFA is a mix of concrete and color; in other words, I want to touch on topics serious enough to stimulate dialogue among readers and provoke further thought, but also keep things “light” enough so as to make the content more appealing and easier to process. It’s meant to span a variety of generations where schoolchildren and stuffed shirts alike can grab on to something and go “Hey, yeah he’s really struck a chord” or “It’s so simple I can’t believe we haven’t thought of it…” I don’t know, something like that, but you get my point! My favorite books, whether to do with rigid subjects such as stock investing or a how-to book for computer coding, gives the reader a chance to process and absorb the material, providing plenty of illustrative concepts and examples. And I love illustrative concepts and examples, if you couldn’t tell from our section headings by now. But fear not, you’ll still find plenty of plain text amongst my plain talk to help offset my overuse of imagery
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