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.
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)
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