I’ve been trying to spread the word about the book, and thanks to the folks at Simon & Schuster, I have been a guest on ten radio talk shows so far — in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Albuquerque and, as of today, Dallas.
For someone who has been living in China the past seven years, the most interesting things about these interviews (and about the talks I’ve been giving at bookstores and other venues) are the questions from listeners. I wasn’t sure what to expect, because I wasn’t sure what Americans knew about China, but I have to say I have been impressed by the quality of the questions. Americans, at least the kind who call in to radio programs and go to book events, seem to be thinking hard about China.
I received some very good questions from callers in the Dallas area today, for example. You can download or listen to the hour-long interview with me on Think, the program hosted by Krys Boyd on the local NPR affiliate KERA, by clicking this link.
Also today, the Christian Science Monitor published a nice review of the book here.
And, finally, a request for your help. If you use Facebook and liked the book, please consider visiting the Out of Mao’s Shadow page on Facebook and becoming a “fan.” This sends a non-intrusive message to your friends on Facebook. You might also consider writing a review on Amazon. Thanks!