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Diplomatic Incidents: The Memoirs Of An (Un)Diplomatic Wife
The hilariously and candid memoirs of an (un)diplomatic wife
Cherry Denman offers herwitty take on25 yearstrailing husband Charlie, a UK diplomat,around some of the mostfarflung outposts of the world.Describing herself as areluctant traveler, she shares adventuroustales of cultural collision,sparing herself no embarrassment. From wearing a gold lamé Mao suit at a diplo
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 13th 2010 by John Murray
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Many potentially good anecdotes about expat life but none of them are truly told. It seems like reading about slithers of an experience that could have been so much more enriching if only the author had given and shared more rather than telling us what she took from these adventures. Too condescending and self-centred to be really interesting. The author's sketches are a great deal more detailed than her writing. Drawing is clearly her forte.
Jun 22, 2011 Christy rated it liked it · review of another edition
One of my co-workers picked up this 224 page book in an airport while on the way back from a trip to Iceland. Denman is British and her husband was a diplomat for about 25 years in various posts. The book is a collection of anecdotes both from her own experiences and also from stories told to them by others in the diplomatic community. These are tales of cultural faux pas, suspected surveillance, and travel. I’m betting that Denman is a hoot at parties, the guest who tells all the best stories. ...more
I HONESTLY DO NOT KNOW WHY IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO FINISH THIS. (Maybe it was other books) but it's deliciously saucy and full of witty. This is the kind of book you want to read in bed wearing sexy lingerie and sipping hot chocolate (which I have tried and lemme be honest, it felt GREAT)
Quite a few laugh out loud moments and situations I could relate to from my own experiences.Felt as if it had been padded out to make it enough for a whole book and I am sure some of the incidents must have been embellished a tad to make them more interesting in the telling.
Hilarious! Thoroughly recommended in the 'rubbish read' category. This is the kind of book you read on a plane, when you can't get into anything more serious. Seriously laugh out loud funny. Everyone needs to lighten up on occasion.