Lisa Kirchner moved to Qatar to help boost her husband’s journalism career and blaze a trail for her Muslim sisters. But an unexpected divorce left her wondering where she’d gone wrong. She found answers from her yoga teacher, a Bornean tribal chief, and the Muslim women and men she met along the way.
Available now from Greenpoint Press.
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Lisa Kirchner’s Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar has been compared to Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestseller Eat, Pray, Love. She doesn’t mind the comparison, after all both books deal with a woman’s journey of self-discovery. Today the author discusses her book, yoga and more.
The book is absolutely intriguing. Kirchner’s cultural experiences in the Middle East are very revealing. Her vivid recollections are thoughtful and wonderfully written. She often compares her Western ways to the people she meets in Qatar and shares observations about everything from food and pets to careers and relationships.