Bangkok days

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
North Point Press,
Pub. Date:
c2009.
Language:
English
Description
A PASSIONATE, AFFECTIONATE RECORD OF ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES IN THE WORLD’S HOTTEST METROPOLIS Tourists come to Bangkok for many reasons—a sex change operation, a night with two prostitutes dressed as nuns, a stay in a luxury hotel. Lawrence Osborne comes for the cheap dentistry. Broke (but no longer in pain), he finds that he can live in Bangkok on a few dollars a day. And so the restless exile stays. Osborne’s is a visceral experience of Bangkok, whether he’s wandering the canals that fill the old city; dining at the No Hands Restaurant, where his waitress feeds him like a baby; or launching his own notably unsuccessful career as a gigolo. A guide without inhibitions, Osborne takes us to a feverish place where a strange blend of ancient Buddhist practice and new sexual mores has created a version of modernity only superficially indebted to the West. Bangkok Days is a love letter to the city that revived Osborne’s faith in adventure and the world.

More Details
ISBN:
9780865477322
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 775383df-3a03-c418-a2b0-3cc4c422754f
full_title bangkok days
author osborne lawrence
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-10-19 04:49:25AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Osborne, Lawrence, 1958-
author_display Osborne, Lawrence
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction
display_description
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 775383df-3a03-c418-a2b0-3cc4c422754f
isbn 9780865477322
item_details ils:.b12950907|.i14043014|Central Adult Nonfiction|959.3 OSBOR|||1|false|false|||||In Transit|Oct 18, 2017|can||
itype_arlington Hardback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 959.3 OSBOR
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9780865477322
publishDate 2009
record_details ils:.b12950907|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|North Point Press,|c2009.|271 p. ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b12950907|.i14043014|In Transit|In Transit|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet Bangkok (Thailand) -- Description and travel
title_display Bangkok days
title_full Bangkok days / Lawrence Osborne
title_short Bangkok days