Alan Paul wrote "The Expat Life" column for WSJ.com from 2005 through 2009, and he was named 2008 Online Columnist of the Year by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Paul is a senior writer for Slam and Guitar World magazines, and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, People, Sports Illustrated, and many other media outlets. He has contributed to The Rolling Stone Jazz and Blues Guide, The Insider's Guide to Beijing, and several other books.
Based on his award-winning Wall Street Journal Online column, "The Expat Life", Alan Paul put his three-and-a-half-year journey of reinvention in Beijing, a rapidly developing metropolis, into his book named 'Big in China'. It will be really fun for anyone, who wants to take a close look about modern China, to read his book.
In his book, he reveals the challenges that he and his family, with three children-ages two, four, and seven, faced while living in a foreign country. The highlight of his book may be the part that Alan and some Chinese musicians established a blues band and became famous. My favorite part is about Alan's family traveling in China, even the remote villages.
Alan's blog is : http://alanpaul.net