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When he was nine months old, Golden Retriever Harry Howard boarded a 747 in Canada bound for Hong Kong. This marked the beginning of his life as an expat, frequent-flyer, cross-culture dog. More than ten years and five countries later, Harry shares his story, recounting his unforgettable adventures in vivid detail. With a little help from his mom, Julie, he reflects on the places he lives, the people he meets, and the cultures and customs he discovers as he moves from Hong Kong to Hanoi, Thailand, Ho Chi Minh City, and Cambodia. This unique memoir based on actual events that happened during the course of Harry's lifetime, is told with humor, sensitivity, and trademark Golden effervescence, offering invaluable insight into life abroad, especially as an expat pup.
While trying to make sense of the ever-changing world around him, Harry provides his own interpretation regarding a "silent sickness," he has observed through his own Humans and other expat Humans' behavior, during his travels-a.k.a culture shock. For the millions of wary travelers and expats who leave their countries every year to become "strangers in a strange land," Harry's calm, "even-pawed" advice could well serve as a guide to make their transitions to new and often challenging environments, much smoother.
About the Author
Julie Howard is the coauthor, along with Harry, of Harry Howard: Memoirs of an Expat, Frequent-Flyer, Cross-Culture Golden Retriever. For the past twenty-eight years she has lived and worked in Asia beginning in Tokyo and subsequently moving to Hong Kong, Hanoi, Chiangmai, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, and Bangkok where she currently resides with her husband, Michael, and their two Goldens, Mali and Sammy in "an oasis in the midst of the madness." She has been a librarian, primary through middle school teacher, trainer and recruiter, exporter of Asian furniture, presenter of ESL programs for a variety of corporate clients, fitness instructor, and bed-and-breakfast operator. She is an international marathon runner five times over and has trekked in Nepal and Bhutan.