Book Review of Expat Women: Confessions

Andrea Martins, Victoria Hepworth, Expat Women: Confessions – 50 answers to your Real-Life Questions, 2011.

After 12 years of living abroad and the reading of numerous books on the topic, I wondered what I was going to really learn by reading Andrea’s and Victoria’s book. I was wrong. This book is impressive.

I particularly like how each key topic dealing with relocation abroad (settling, career, raising children, relationships, emotions and repatriation) are assessed. For each of them, lots of other topics are explored thanks to questions asked by readers of the ExpatWomen website. Andrea and Victoria answer them in a very objective and systematic way. They point out the positive and negative sides and then properly orient the readers, but they always remind readers that the final decision is theirs.

Delivering very detailed advice about how to raise children abroad, start a new business, or divorce abroad, the tone of the whole book is very positive, engaging the reader to go further. Written as posts for a blog, the readers can go directly to chapters that interest them according to where they are within the relocation process.

This book is then a practical book for expat women (accompanying spouses or employees). They will find very detailed advice from two expat experts who know what they are talking about. Andrea is the co-founder and director of the ExpatWomen website and has lived in Indonesia and Mexico. She is currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Victoria Hepworth holds a master of arts in psychology and has lived in Japan, China, Russia, Sweden, and India. She currently lives in the United Arab Emirates.

If expatriation is around the corner in your life, this book is for you.

Expat Women Confessions: 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions About Living Abroad
Author: Andrea Martins and Victoria Hepworth
Paperback: 274 Pages
ISBN-10: 0980823609
ISBN-13: 978-0980823608
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