The story of a young man's outrageous adventures in China and his search for identity in the most unexpected of places.
Mitch Moxley came to Beijing in the spring of 2007 to take a job as a writer and editor for China Daily, the country's only English-language national newspaper. The Chinese economy was booming, the Olympics were on the horizon, and Beijing was being transformed into a world-class city overnight. Moxley planned to stay only through the Olympics and then head back to Canada.
But that was six years ago. In that time, Moxley fed a goat to a lion, watched a lingerie-wearing bear ride a bicycle, and crisscrossed the country writing stories. He also appeared as one of Cosmopolitan's one hundred most eligible bachelors in China, acted in a state-funded Chinese movie, and was paid to pose as a fake businessman.
During Moxley's journey of self-exploration, his comic adventures and misadventures in China gave way to the creation of his alter ego—Mi Gao, or Tall Rice. A funny and honest look at expat life, Apologies to My Censor also depicts the ways a country can touch and inspire you.
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There’s a book lurking somewhere within the reconstituted notes that serve as journalist Mitch Moxley’s debut, Apologies to My Censor.Read Full Review of Apologies to My Censor: The H... | See more reviews from National Post arts
Apologies to My Censor is something of a coming of age story, and the naiveté is surely part of the point. But the book never builds to a satisfying set of conclusions, delivers enough of an arc or offers the insight to justify all the guileless muddling.Read Full Review of Apologies to My Censor: The H... | See more reviews from National Post arts
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