Location: Marshall Islands, the Pacific
Sub-genre: Teaching abroad, anthropology
Publication date: 2009
Beautifully written, Surviving Paradise is a book about one man’s personal story of living away from his Western culture and a book with deep insights about Marshallese culture.
A fantastic read. I would have given itive stars if he had talked a bit more about his school life and if the epilogue hadn’t felt tacked on but even that provided interesting insight. Recommended to anyone who likes good travel writing.
Disclaimer: I have also been a volunteer with WorldTeach, though in Colombia, not the Marshall Islands.