My Holiday in North Korea

  • by Wendy E. Simmons
  • Narrated by Jeena Yi
  • 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Most people want out of North Korea. Wendy Simmons wanted in.
In My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth, Wendy shares a glimpse of North Korea as it's never been seen before. Even though it's the scariest place on Earth, somehow Wendy forgot to check her sense of humor at the border. But Wendy's initial amusement and bewilderment soon turned to frustration and growing paranoia. Before long she learned the essential conundrum of "tourism" in North Korea: Travel is truly a love affair. But, just like love, it's a two-way street. And North Korea deprives you of all this. They want you to fall in love with the singular vision of the country they're willing to show you and nothing more.
Through poignant, laugh-out-loud essays, Wendy chronicles one of the strangest vacations ever. Along the way she bares all while undergoing an inner journey as convoluted as the country itself.
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Inextricably gripping

LOVE LOVE LOVE this book, the story, the narration, the ensuing emotions. Short, sweet, sad, hopeful, confusing, enlightening, terrifying, hilarious.... I could go on.
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- davie

Soooooo funny

I only write reviews if I find a book a) really really bad or b) really really good. Anything average isn't worth my efforts. This book which is a very short memoir on an American's 10 day holiday/vacation to North Korea is the only book that has ever made me laugh out loud. I love the author's view on the world and she tells some really funny anecdotes. I suspect I'll read this one again once I've finished my next book. it's too good not to enjoy for a second time.
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- Pootle_around

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-05-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios