The Waygook Book: A Foreigner's Guide to South Korea

Have you considered teaching English abroad?

It’s Chicago in 2012, and Matthew has three jobs, two degrees, and one relentless itch to return home. Rather than drive 317 miles east to Columbus, he and his wife travel 6600 miles west to teach English in South Korea.

Follow Matthew as he navigates living, working, and traveling in the Land of the Morning Calm. Whether he’s plucking hairs for a co-teacher, visiting a toilet museum, or starring in a Johannes Gutenberg documentary, Matthew approaches each new adventure along his journey with wit, heart, and a good dose of cluelessness.

My debut novel The Waygook Book: A Foreigner’s Guide to South Korea from Monday Creek Publishing is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

Praise for The Waygook Book: A Foreigner’s Guide to South Korea

“A great book to read whether you’ve lived in Korea yourself, are planning to move or visit there, or just interested in the culture.”   —Sara Dorsey, Greenheart Travel

“With writing that is direct, explicit, full of keen observation and perceptiveness applied to personalities and human nature, as well as diligent historical research, Caracciolo has written a book that combines genres and thoroughly entertains and informs.”   —Mary Bonina, author of My Father’s Eyes (full review here)

“I recommend this book for anyone preparing to teach in Korea, or abroad in general!”  –Former “waygook”

“A humorous and honest journey through life in Korea; navigating through the initial culture shock, to the embracing of a different and diverse country that is clearly still close to his heart. I laughed out loud at some of the anecdotes (look out for the hole in the sock!) and found my own information gaps helpfully plugged with subtle knowledge drops interspersed throughout.” –Former “waygook”