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Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven

2 Ratings: 5.0
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

Author: Susan Jane Gilman
Genre: Travel, Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
2 reviews about Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
review by . February 21, 2010
Like I have said before, I have been on a huge memoir kick lately. This book appealed to me because it takes place in China and there's traveling as well. I have become a HUGE fan of the Travel channel lately so I've been reading a lot of books that have to do with travel as it's something I can't do right now except in books. This book really captured my attention and I could not put it down while I was reading.    There were times of the book when I wanted to scream at both …
review by . February 08, 2010
Funny, poignant, and ultimately redemptive, Gilman's account of her post-college travels through China in 1986 are beautifully drawn. From her initial crisis of homesickness through her desperation to find something familiar in an alien environment, Gilman is painfully truthful and so her story resonates. Though today's mature reader will immediately see the warning signs in Claire's behavior, Gilman's narative voice is strong enough to carry the reader along, to make you view the story through …
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