Rachel DeWoskin


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Rachel DeWoskin is the author of Foreign Babes in Beijing, a memoir about her inadvertent notoriety as the star of a Chinese soap opera, and a novel, Repeat After Me. She lives in New York City and Beijing and is at work on her fourth book, Statutory.

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Big Girl Small

3.35 avg rating — 2,575 ratings — published 2011 — 23 editions
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Blind

3.51 avg rating — 1,743 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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Foreign Babes in Beijing: B...

3.48 avg rating — 1,077 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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Repeat After Me

3.65 avg rating — 196 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Someday We Will Fly

3.86 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2019 — 4 editions
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“I mean, we have to read books or we'll make mistakes. If we read stories of how other people lived, we can figure out better ways to live. I mean we can look at other people's lives and not make the same mistakes they made. Or we can, like, use their examples as models for ourselves.”
Rachel DeWoskin, Big Girl Small

“That's the thing about me. I prefer things once they're already over and I'm working on understanding them. I wish I were faster at that - like, I could understand things while they're happening - but I always have to read the whole book and write the entire paper before I even know what the hell I'm thinking.”
Rachel DeWoskin, Big Girl Small

“Before we could pretend not to see him, he waved. We all waved back. And no one said anything mean, even after he jogged away with his shorts riding up so high he looked like he was naked. Maybe simply because it would have been too easy. And all I can say about that morning is – how did we three know instinctively where the lines are between being funny and being brutal? I mean, why is it that everywhere I look, other people seem to be crossing those boundaries constantly? Jumping, falling, leaping over the line from banter into cruelty. Sometimes it’s on purpose and other times it’s by accident, but in any case, people savage each other. Maybe because they can’t help it.”
Rachel DeWoskin, Big Girl Small

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