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    DescriptionPolly Evans's itinerary for China was simple: travel by luxurious high-speed train and long-distance bus, glide along the Grand Canal and hike up scenic mountains. Instead, the linguistically impaired adventurer found herself on a primitive sleeper-minibus where sleep was out of the question; perched atop a tiny mule on a remote mountain pass; and attempting a dubious ferry ride down the Yangtze River. Polly was getting to know China in a way she'd never expected-and would never, ever forget. From battling six-year-olds in kung-fu class to discovering Starbucks in Hangzhou, Polly relives her Asian adventure with humor, enthusiasm, frustration, and determination. Whether she's viewing the embalmed cadaver of Chairman Mao or drinking yak-butter tea, this is Polly's eye-opening account of a culture torn between stunning modern architecture and often bizarre ancient mysteries...and of her attempt to solve the ultimate gastronomic conundrum: how exactly does one eat a soft-fried egg with chopsticks


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    Title
    Fried Eggs with Chopsticks
    Subtitle
    One Woman's Hilarious Adventure Into a Country and a Culture Not Her Own
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Polly Evans
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385339933
    ISBN 10: 0385339933
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    DC21: 951.05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-TT
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    Abridged Dewey: 951
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 951.05
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23150
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS712 .E93 2006
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell
    Publication date
    26 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Polly Evans studied modern languages at Cambridge University, where she learned a little about Spanish and a little more about men. The hours of hard research she poured into these two subjects, plus a four-year stint at Hong Kong's largest weekly magazine, inspired her first three books, all available from Delta. Polly now lives in London, where she is at work on the tale of her attempts to learn to ride in horse-mad Argentina.
    Review quote
    "Light, kooky.... An entertaining companion."--"Publishers Weekly"