On June 9, we’ll be talking about Mr. China, Tim Clissold’s hilarious, hair-raising memoir of China in the “roaring ’90s”. Combing the country for smart places to invest millions of Wall Street dollars, Clissold and his banker boss “Pat” imagined that as well as making money, they were doing the Chinese a favour. Instead, the Chinese took them to school—and, in several cases, to the cleaners.
“An instant classic … sharply observed, funny as hell, and educational for anyone either doing business in China or thinking about it.” (Read Bill Powell’s full review in TIME.)
The White Rabbit Book Club meets in our Library on the second Sunday of each month. Under the broad headings of China and art, we discuss novels, memoirs, history books, current affairs and even cookery. Whether you’ve read the book or not, everyone is welcome.
When: Second Sunday of every month, 2 p.m.
Where: Library, 3rd floor
How much: FREE
Contact: Phyllis Rowlinson: prowlinson[at]whiterabbitcollection.org, tel. (02) 8399 2867