I have Iraq In My Shoe : Book Coming Soon
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A new book is coming from a fashion-conscious American female who writes about her adventures teaching English to conservative Muslim Iraqis in I Have Iraq in my Shoe: Misadventures of a Soldier of Fashion.
In 2008, the recession has hit everyone pretty hard. People are making desperate decisions just to make a living. But giving up a life in New York filled with suede boots and Diet Coke, and moving to Iraq? That's just crazy…
When Gretchen Berg is offered the chance to move to "The Iraq" to teach English, she immediately declines. But after a tempting salary is thrown onto the table, she remembers her looming unemployment and credit card debt of $39,000. The only thing stopping her now is the ridiculously high costs of oversized luggage. Gretchen discovers that in leaving New York behind, she might just find some new adventures, such as:
Berg's memoir is fresh and intelligent, brutally recounting her year spent in a desert thousands of miles away from her New York City apartment.
I Have Iraq in My Shoe Sourcebooks;
ISBN: 978-1-4022-6579-2; TP $14.99 May 2012
Gretchen Berg grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and has lived in Iowa, Washington DC, Seattle, New Zealand, South Korea, and northern Iraq. She loves to travel and has been to all seven continents, and more than forty-five countries.
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