tiistai 19. toukokuuta 2009
New book: Thailand, Men´s Paradise?
Jim Kayne, a handsome, fit 30-something car dealer, proposed to his Thai sweetheart, after five days of meeting her on the streets of Pattaya. Now he’s supporting her as well as her extended family, and going through expensive and lengthy visa proceedings to bring his wife home. Meanwhile, he making up sick days at work and getting into debt, so he can go travel to Thailand monthly to see her.
Many men like Kayne fall hard for the women they meet and leave behind everything—jobs, houses and families—to start new lives with partners whose language and culture they don’t understand. Unlike Western women, they say, Thai women give them everything they want and need.
Written by a mother and daughter team of Western journalists who spent a year in Thailand, Men’s Paradise uncovers this sexy mystery. Through hundreds of candid interviews with Western men and couples who have found and lost love, the authors guide you through the thrilling and tragic seduction tactics, dating etiquette, and marriage rules – and the price of love.
Men’s Paradise was first published in Finland in 2004 and caused a media storm because of its controversial subject matter—it gave a voice and sought to understand the men who were hooked on Thai women. Men’s Paradise instantly became a steady seller for Finns traveling to Thailand and Finnish expats. "It’s unbelievable that two women were able to write about our thoughts and experiences better than we ever have,” said a Finnish man living in Thailand who reviewed the book in the chat room Thairy.net. According to the experts who reviewed the book, the book lays down the facts and corrects many misunderstandings and myths.
Due to the book’s popularity and requests for an English-language version, Men’s Paradise was translated in 2009. It is available on amazon.co.uk.
20 Thai Bahts (about 40 pence) of the proceeds of every book sold will be donated to the education programs at the Empower Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports bar girls in Thailand by offering them free pre-college classes.