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Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven

3 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Susan Jane Gilman

Amazon Best of the Month, March 2009: While this latest memoir from Susan Jane Gilman (formerHypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress) appears to be a saucy account of international sexcapades, it quickly reveals its whip-smarts, sucking you into a story that … see full wiki

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Author: Susan Jane Gilman
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
3 reviews about Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
review by . March 21, 2009
I must admit that I was a bit surprised when I read this book; as several other reviewers have noted, there is much more here than meets the eye. This work begins like many other such books with the premise of two recently graduated young ladies (graduating from Brown in 1986), finding they have an itch for travel, adventure, and one last fling before they enter the real world of jobs, family and responsibility. I fully expected this to be sort of a travel-log of two little girls who had an over …
review by . March 13, 2009
This was the first book I've read by Susan Jane Gilman, and it certainly will not be the last. I started with the idea that this would be a somewhat amusing saga of two college-age women traveling the world with the expected pratfalls. While portions can be described as such, the book was far more engaging - you get sucked in very early, and don't want to put it down!    The story revolves around the author and her friend Claire who take a spur of the moment plunge into world …
review by . March 06, 2009
Susan Gilman had some real adventures in the newly opened Communist China of 1986. This is a riotously funny and sometimes sad story of two semi-crazy American naifs. They managed to learn almost nothing about the world for twenty-one years, but that changes when they hit the road together. Once they are on the Chinese mainland, their real education advances with alacrity.    Gilman is a skilled writer. She can create atmosphere and realism in a few words. Her characters are …
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