Dispatches from Saint-Tropez by Asim Khan
Reminiscences of La Vie en Rosé

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Asim Khan had a successful career in New York and London as an investment banker and hedge fund manager. He left finance at the start of the global financial crisis and resettled in Saint-Tropez, throwing caution to the wind. At the time, he did not speak French or know anyone in Saint-Tropez and had no plan other than to live by the teachings of a yogi he met in India who instructed him to follow his heart and intuition because, as he was told, we all truly know what we want to be. It is a matter of separating the signal within you from the noise. Following this advice, Mr. Khan quickly fell in with the crowd of luminaries who regularly visit Saint-Tropez and call it their home for a good portion of the year. The list includes European aristocracy, Russian oligarchs, Arab Spring revolutionaries, artists and the lively gay community that is truly the soul of Saint-Tropez. From these associations emerged colorful, very far-from-everyday experiences which bore re-telling. Mr. Khan’s purpose was more than to to expose the excesses of a famous playground for the wealthy and notorious by narrating his very personal experiences as one of their cadre. With the easy medicine of stories that entertain, inform and, expose in potentially embarrassing ways a world that is inaccessible to most, Mr. Khan provides the reader an effective roadmap for self-renewal and reinvention.

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Asim Khan has been calling the Gulf of Saint Tropez his home since 2008. Prior to living there he was co-founder of Dublin, Ireland-based Structured Credit Holdings. Prior to that, Asim held a number of senior positions in banking and finance over a more than 10-year career in New York and london. Asim's personal interests include French literature, French cooking and the occasional advisory assignment for friends and former clients who are still in the business world.Asim is currently preparing his next project under the headline, Motorcycling to Rishikesh. The aim is to get to the spiritual home of yoga by motorcycle from the storied Club 55, which has been chronicled in Dispatches from Saint-Tropez, and spend several months with one of its famed masters.You may follow preparations for 'Project Rishikesh' and other stories via Asim's blog at www.sainttropezbook.com; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dispatchesfromsainttropez; or on Twitter via @asim_sttropez.
Published October 24, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 170 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Nearly pornographic specifics on post-sex stains and drunken orgies could be entertaining for some, although encouraging a friend to perform anal sex with a woman because Khan “felt he needed a confidence booster” or suggesting to pay off the alleged rape victim from the recent DSK scandal may be...

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