Mar 13, 11
Read in March, 2011
Really, in a way this somewhat less-polished book felt much more honest and real than the best-selling The White Masai--both about the author's culture shock and missing of her abusive husband, and about her time in Kenya itself. Her real feelings and motivations made a lot more sense to me here. I love that she acknowledged that people complained about her book not being that well-written-- "I recognize that I don't exactly have a PhD in German literature". That made me feel a whole lot more sympathetic to her--in fact, I like Hofmann better all around now, while noting that we are so very different. I can't imagine much worse than the kind of job she loves, doing cold-calls and traveling sales.