Simon Gjeroe became a father in China and suddenly had to deal with serious questions: Can you live with your wife if she has not showered for a month? Can you take your wife seriously if she starts wearing X-ray aprons? Do you really have to eat the placenta? In this extraordinary memoir, Simon answers all those questions and many more, highlighting the weird and wonderful world of cross-cultural marriage and parenthood in the Middle Kingdom.
Made in China is a humorous narrative that reveals Simon’s love for a country wonderfully full of contradictions and absurdities. He went to China as a language student, married the teacher and made both a family and a new life for himself.
“A must-read for any parent-to-be, no matter where they are in the world. Part manual, part memoir, this rich tale of fatherhood captures the wonderful, fascinating otherness of raising a baby in a culture outside of one’s own.” – Tom O’Malley, author of Beijing Lonely Planet 12th Edition