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Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven They Were Young, Brilliant, And Bold They Set Out To Conquer The World But The World Had Other Plans For Them.Bestselling Author Susan Jane Gilman S New Memoir Is A Hilarious And Harrowing Journey, A Modern Heart Of Darkness Filled With Communist Operatives, Backpackers, And Pancakes In 1986, Fresh Out Of College, Gilman And Her Friend Claire Yearned To Do Something Daring And Original That Did Not Involve Getting A Job Inspired By A Place Mat At The International House Of Pancakes, They Decided To Embark On An Ambitious Trip Around The Globe, Starting In The People S Republic Of China At That Point, China Had Been Open To Independent Travelers For Roughly Ten Minutes.Armed Only With The Collected Works Of Nietzsche, An Astrological Love Guide, And An Arsenal Of Bravado, The Two Friends Plunged Into The Dusty Streets Of Shanghai Unsurprisingly, They Quickly Found Themselves In Over Their Heads As They Ventured Off The Map Deep Into Chinese Territory, They Were Stripped Of Everything Familiar And Forced To Confront Their Limitations Amid Culture Shock And Government Surveillance What Began As A Journey Full Of Humor, Eroticism, And Enlightenment Grew Increasingly Sinister Becoming A Real Life International Thriller That Transformed Them Forever Undress Me In The Temple Of Heaven Is A Flat Out Page Turner, An Astonishing True Story Of Hubris And Redemption Told With Gilman S Trademark Compassion, Lyricism, And Wit.


10 thoughts on “Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven

  1. says:

    I m not sure maybe it s me, but I found this book surprisingly fascinating and powerful.This memoir describes Susan s adventures with her college friend Claire in the mid 1980s, as the two impulsively decide to backpack around the world Naive and woefully unprepared, they start out in the People s Republic of China which had only recently been opened to foreign travelers Susan, anticipating a lighthearted journey, finds herself overwhelmed by the stress of being in a foreign country where l I m not sure maybe it s me, but I found this book surprisingly fascinating and powerful.This...


  2. says:

    Early in Susan Jane Gilman s memoir of her ill fated 1986 trip to China, standing in a filthy Shanghai toilet, Gilman declares to her traveling companion, We are two young, brilliant Ivy League graduates If we can t use a public bathroom in the People s Republic of China, who the hell can Sadly, this episode is all too typical of Gilman s experiences in China.To be fair, Gilman recounts her story through the eyes of herself as a young, naive college graduate But I ve certainly metperc Early in Susan Jane Gilman s memoir of her ill fated 1986 trip to China, standing in a filthy Shanghai toilet, Gilman declares to her traveling companion, We are two young, brilliant Ivy League graduates If we can t use a public bathroom in the People s Republic of China, who the hell can Sadly, this episode is all too typical of Gilman s experiences in China.To be fair, Gilman recounts her story through the eyes of herself as a young, naive college graduate But I ve certainly metperceptive and sympathetic twenty year olds I groaned at the younger Gilman s cultural observations of life in China, the limits of her worldview defined, apparently, by the boundaries of New York City all this from an aspiring young writer and an...


  3. says:

    A page turner Two girls, fresh out of the Ivy League which the author feels the need to remind you of constantly decide to take a year and circumnavigate the globe, starting in China In 1986, China was only just open to tourists, and only in certain areas While the girls want to do everything in legit fashion, to do it the way the locals do, they quickly realize that they are in over their heads While I spent most of the story feeling a bit irritated towards these naive girls, it was def A page turner Two girls, fresh out of the Ivy League which the author feels the need to remind you of constantly decide to take a year and circumnavigate ...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I wanted to like this book I really did I love travel stories and memoirs However part way through the book I found myself almost despising the author I have never run across such a narcissistic, selfish and self absorbed author before What ever made her write this story is incomprehensible Susie as she is known in the book, gets the idea to hop around the globe off of a placemat at IHOP Young, inexperienced and looking for adventure armed with The Lonely Planet she heads off to Hong Kong a I wanted to like this book I really did I love travel stories and memoirs However part way through the book I found myself almost despising the author I have never run across such a narcissistic, selfish and self absorbed author before What ever made her write this story is incomprehensible Susie as she is known in the book, gets the idea to hop around the globe off of a placemat at IHOP Young, inexperienced and looking for adventure armed with The Lonely Planet she heads off t...


  5. says:

    One of the reasons I love book clubs is because they push you to read outside your comfort zone, discovering books you never knew existed Susan Jane Gilman s Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven is such book for me The true account of Gilman, an accomplished journalist, who set off to tour the world with one of her college classmates, this story is a WILD ride Namely because the two start their journey in 1986 in China, landing in a country whose borders had been open for all of ten minutes One of the reasons I love book clubs is because they push you to read ou...


  6. says:

    I picked this up from the free book pile at my job The cover and title led me to believe that I was letting myself in for a self indulgent remembrance of the author s various sexual escapades while backpacking around the world But I...


  7. says:

    This was goooood I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, and it kept building and building At the beginning the author writes, this is what happened, God knows I could never have made this up I thought, well, just how crazy is this story Let me say this it lived up I usually check books out of the lib, but I actually shelled out the cash for this one I m glad I did, b c I know I ll end up reading it again I plan on forcing it on my poor over worked friend the next time I see her b This was goooood I was on the edge of my sea...


  8. says:

    Not judging the book by its title, which might lead you to believe it is quite a sexy book it s not , I really just expected this to be another backpacker s account of her jaunt through Asia As someone who, like many others, has done the jaunt herself, I found a lot to relate to so, excuse me as I write this review from a very personal viewpoint The book is set in China in the mid eighties, a couple of years before my own first, brief encounter with mainland China Susan Gilman and her not Not judging the book by its title, which might lead you to believe it is quite a sexy book it s not , I really just expected this to be another backpacker s account of her jaunt through Asia As someone who, like many others, has done the jaunt herself, I found a lot to relate to so, excuse me as I write this review from a very personal viewpoint The book is set in China in the mid eighties, a couple of years before my own first, brief encounter with mainland China Susan Gilman and her not very well known friend, Claire Van Houten hatched a plan on the back of a paper placemat while out late one night of conquering the world on a trans planetary trip They dec...


  9. says:

    This book was hard to put down I loved it It is a memoir about two of my favorite topicsmental health, and travel to China The author travels to China in the 1980s after college with a friend who basically has a schizophrenic break while they are there Travel at that time in China was unusual and difficult it is not portrayed in a very positive light, to be honest, but I found it very interesting to compare to my own observations from traveling there in 2007 But the interpersonal and p This book was hard to put down I loved it It is a memoir about two of my favorite topicsmental health, and travel to China The author travels to China in the 1980s after college with a friend who basically has a schizophrenic break while they are there Travel at that time in China was unusual and difficult it is not portrayed in a very ...


  10. says:

    Aside from reading books, one of my favorite things to do is travel I could spend most of my time jumping on planes and border hopping, and I would be perfectly content with that To be honest, I would absolutely love to take a few months and just travel around, go and see the world, and do everything I haven t had the chance to yet do.Susie Jane Gilman does just that,...


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