Monday, August 17, 2009

Calling on Europeans and South Americans for Help

This blog is called Sharing with Writers and sharing goes both ways. I’m hoping some of you can do my husband a favor. He is rewriting his book What Asians Need to Know About America, From A to Z (published in China in simplified Chinese by Oriental Press) for other markets. He also has an edition coming out for Indians (India).

He needs some celebrities and/or well-known politicians, ambassadors and the like to write endorsements or blurbs for him for the versions he is planning for South Americans and Europeans. If anyone can help or has contacts for him, please let him know at Here are some samples of endorsements he got for his Chinese edition:

I congratulate you on writing this timely work. The relationship between America and Asia is the most important bilateral relationship of this century. Your book will help Asians to understand America better. This will promote better mutual understanding between America and Asia.
Tommy Koh, former Singapore Ambassador to the U.N. and U.S.
Your book covers a broad range of topics that I am sure many people in Asia will find very useful. I certainly agree with you on the importance of mutual understanding which your book serves to promote.
Clark T. Brandt, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to China
I greatly appreciate your efforts in sharing with other people your opinion and experience on the exchanges between different peoples and cultures. It is so important for us to better understand each other while striving to build a better world for all.
Zhou Wenzhong, China Ambassador to U.S.
Books of this kind are mostly filled with platitudes about how Asians should adapt themselves to the American way of life, values and thinking. I found this book refreshingly different from the general run of books in this genre because it shows both Americans and Asians warts and all! Therefore, if some Asians fail to make a mark in the USA or in their dealings with Americans, it is entirely for want of trying hard enough. That is my conviction, and convictions are born of experience.
Mohammad Vazeeruddin, India journalist; former Associate Editor, The Tribune, Chandigarh, India; and former Editor, Andhra Pradesh Times, Hyderabad, India.

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