So Many Enemies, So Little Time: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places

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  • Title: So Many Enemies, So Little Time: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places
  • Author: Elinor Burkett
  • ISBN: 9780060524432
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. Really quite interesting This is a first person account of the author s time as a Fulbright professor teaching journalism in Kyrgyzstan in 2001 2002 arriving right after 9 11 It describes a year in the life of a journalist and her husband who went to live in Kyrgyzstan During the time they were there, she and her husband also traveled to Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Russia, Burma Myanmar, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia I found this book fascinating for the insights it gave me into [...]



  2. Okay, I like this book Of course, I ve lived and visited every one of these Stans in some way or other That leads to my first recommendation Put down the book and buy a plane ticket BEFORE you begin reading Otherwise you may end up daunted and never actually attempt the trip at least to these types of destinations and that would be a tragedy In fact, you may end up as one of those she talks about in the final chapter that speak about other places and events without any real knowledge from having [...]


  3. I loved this book I m buying a copy today because I loaned mine out one too many times I love books that discuss places and peoples, current and past times This was a wonderful book of that type A journalist who has traveled the world extensively, Elinor taught at a University in Kyrgyzstan for a year REVISING One of the focuses of the book was how Americans were viewed in central Asia at the time Kyrgyzstan had been part of the Russian Empire and the USSR, and was made an independent nation in [...]


  4. 2005 I picked up this book on a whim when I saw it under the new non fiction at my library And I m glad I did The author, a journalist, decided to spend one year teaching American style journalism in Kyrgyzstan as part of the Fulbright program Her journey at first paints a picture of a place many of us have probably heard little about She tells us, for example, of the struggle to find edible non delicacies in a country where customarily goat brain is served to guests The author and her husband h [...]


  5. Around 9 11 01, historian and journalism professor Elinor Burkett spent a year teaching in Kyrgyzstan and traveling to regional hotspots, including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran with her intrepid and patient husband.Her observations of these cultures are straightforward, sometimes brutally so Many times, I was uncomfortable reading what sounded like complaints especially about the Kyrgyzstan food and the fatalistic attitude of her students than objective reportage I m not suggesting she should ha [...]


  6. Published in 2004, this is a first person narrative of the author s time as a Fulbright professor teaching in Kyrgyzstan in 2001 2002 arriving right after 9 11 Burkett does an amusing job of describing her efforts to teach journalism to students who are still living in what amounts to a derivative Soviet totalitarian state She also describes what it was like living in this part of the world at this time.She also describes visits to Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, China, Vietnam in [...]


  7. Fantastic book Wonderfully insightful I know pretty much nothing about all of the countries Burkett travelled to, despite having travelled to a couple of the Asian countries towards the end I really appreciate her ability to depict an entire country through a well written metaphor, to portray the characteristics of an entire society through a couple of examples Of course, I understand this is only one person s POV and that much of what she wrote are generalizations, but to be fair, to accurately [...]


  8. I loved this book and highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in Central Asia The book describes a year in the life of a journalist and her husband who went to live in Kyrgyzstan During that time they traveled throughout the region, visiting places such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, China, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Her characterization of the people and the places she visited was so accurate I lived 5 years in Central Asia and felt that she was taking the memories straight out of my head Ev [...]


  9. I wish I could say I loved this book, but truthfully I m glad to be finished with it I tried again and again and again to really get into it, but every time I tried to sit down with it for any length of time I found my mind wandered as I quickly became bored with the infliction of some of the author s own political views and the excruciating details or sidebars that, in my mind, derailed my interest and interrupted the flow I found the book came around for me as I got to the final 50 60 pages an [...]


  10. Elinor wants to take a break from exhausting, hard hitting journalism so she decides to slack off as a Fulbright Professor teaching journalism in Kyrgyzstan She describes the nutty trials and tribulations of sharing freedom of the press, independent thought, and journalistic tenets to the students in her college who daily cope with the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union In a blink a huge news story, oh and an opportunity for dangerous travel erupts practically next door 9 11 and the A [...]


  11. Not only a travel book but so much I had never heard of Elinor Burkett but now I want to read everything she s written She begins a yearlong odyssey as a Fulbright scholar teaching journalism in Kyrgyzstan, a fading central Asia remnant of the disintegrated Soviet Union Far from the comforts of her American home during the time of Sept, 11, 2001, she and her husband journey to Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, China, and Vietnam As an American journalist she confronts [...]


  12. This writer spent a year living in Kyrgystan, in the capital Bishkek as a Fulbright scholar She happened to be over there during the 2001 2002 academic year, when 9 11 happened She records her observations of the society, how it reacts to 9 11, what it is like to be a journalist in the former Soviet Union She makes a number of trips during her stay, to Iraq, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Burma, and some other places She records her observations of the cultures and her intera [...]


  13. I read this book preparing for my trip to Tajikistan in 2006, mainly because I couldn t find any books about Tajikistan I also had a colleague and friend from Kyrgyzstan, so it was interesting to hear about her country and the capitol city, Bishkek The book is about a journalism professor from Alaska who goes abroad on a fellowship to teach what else journalism in this little known to Americnas part of the world She encounters a number of challenges in imparting the ideals of the Fourth Estate t [...]


  14. I don t remember how I stumbled upon this book, but I am happy I did Most Americans can remember where they were on Sept 11, 2011 Burkett just happened to be in Kyrgyzstan teaching journalism She refused to come back to the states and instead was able to experience the post 9 11 world not only in Kyrgyzstan but also in Afghanistan and Iraq Her experiences and stories are a wonderful view into how different cultures reacted to America during that time.


  15. Great non fiction read that carries you through Kyrgystan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iran, and possibly a couple of other stops She occasionally makes some strong left wing remarks, if I remember correctly, but that by no means dominates the theme of the book She opens a perspective on the stans and their culture that I found intriguing couldn t put the book down.


  16. My view of this book is a bit tainted because of Burkett s later behavior at the Oscars, which I only found out by looking her up after I read the book However, I loved it it s about a part of the world I had very little understanding of, and it was just pre 911, so it was intriguing to read about the world before then She s a good raconteur, that is certain.


  17. This is an excellent book for understanding the complexities of how the inhabitants of Central Asia the Middle East, particularly Muslim countries, think about Americans It is far less simpler than one might imagine


  18. This was basically about an American journalist complaining about how every country she went to had less freedom than America I should never have read it because it is outdated and irrelevant by about 10 years oops.


  19. A book with great promise, but I came to feel the author just wanted to get the hell out of Dodge and get a book contract in the process I m sure she had tremendous hardships but stilld yes, I ve been to and lived in that part of the world.


  20. Author traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan, ect She writes about her experiences and the people she meets and their way of life Enjoyable and yet surprising of their views of our country It was interesting.


  21. This account of a journalist who took a fellowship teaching in Central Asia would probably have been great no matter when she went, but the fact that she was there on 9 11 made this especially fascinating even after almost a decade.


  22. Kinda put down by the author s stubbornness and biased political point of view at the begining, but the I read the I found this book amusing and informative.


  23. As I read this while living in Central Asia, I found it a bit of a downer and rather stubborn in the face of cultural differences But still some of the better information you ll find about us.



  24. Great book I really enjoyed this American s observations on life in Central Asia and the world and how America fits in to the global picture.




  25. Before reading this book, I knew very little about middle Asia I still know very little, but it was a fascinating introduction Burkett has a unique journalistic style and I thoroughly enjoyed it.