BN.com Gift Guide

I Woke Up Feeling Thailand [NOOK Book]

Overview

A tale of cheap drugs, cheap sex and teaching English - on the cheap!

The first edition of "I Woke Up Feeling Thailand" was written between 2002 and 2004, after I returned from an eye-opening stint as an English teacher in the Kingdom of Siam.

After making the short-list for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Novel, it was soon picked up by Sid Harta Publishers in Hartwell, Australia ...

See more details below
I Woke Up Feeling Thailand

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
FREE

Overview

A tale of cheap drugs, cheap sex and teaching English - on the cheap!

The first edition of "I Woke Up Feeling Thailand" was written between 2002 and 2004, after I returned from an eye-opening stint as an English teacher in the Kingdom of Siam.

After making the short-list for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Novel, it was soon picked up by Sid Harta Publishers in Hartwell, Australia (but published in hard copy only) in December 2004, and has unfortunately been the recipient of almost no marketing ever since.

Initially, I was ecstatic to at last be a published novelist, but now, after having written and published two additional novels, I have realized how much better "I Woke Up Feeling Thailand" could have been, and how much better (for me and the buyer) e-publishing could be, hence this second edition.

So what's the "I Woke Up Feeling Thailand" story?

Cover Blurb: "Thailand has many attractions. For Candy, straight from a Texas trailer park, it's the cheap drugs. For Leo, a hip-hoppin' California dude, it's the cheap drugs and the cheap sex. For Bayard, a pompous graduate of Cambridge with a major in Inconsequential Semantics, it's the opportunity to make a small fortune out of the English-teaching industry ... on the cheap. But for all three, Thailand is where blue-eyed, blonde-haired Westerners such as they have been mysteriously disappearing ..."

Back in 2004, reviewers were saying things like:

"A remarkable new talent. Starrs' hilarious parody of Westerners adrift in small town Thailand is destined to become a backpacker's favourite" - Barry Scott, Founder Transit Lounge Publishing and author of "Love and Wigs: Poems of Bangkok, Bollywood and Beyond".

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045021425
  • Publisher: Dr D. Bruno Starrs
  • Publication date: 9/24/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 98,049
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr D. Bruno Starrs was born in Adelaide, South Australia, in a hospital. It was a year he cannot remember very well. He is married to Melissa (a drop-dead gorgeous Filipina one third his age but twice his intellect), is childless (thankfully, if you are a believer in the principles of Darwinian evolution) and irresponsibly itinerant compared to most people of his alleged experience and advanced age. It must be noted that Starrs is a mongrel of a human: his ancestry is a mix of Irish, Maltese and Indigenous Australian.
Despite a tendency to waffle on unintelligibly as he attempts to explain various tangential dissertations related to media and pop culture, Starrs has somehow passed all examinations and succeeded in graduating from six Australian universities. His qualifications include two Masters degrees and a PhD (but his verbal diarrhoea has yet to be cured).
His hobbies include natural bodybuilding (he was runner-up in his class at the NABBA 2013 Mr Australia titles), traveling, cooking/eating good food and, yes, you guessed it: writing.
His most recent e-novel, "Bollywood Extras" (Starrs via Smashwords, 2012) was preceded by the paperback and e-novel "That Blackfella Bloodsucka Dance!" (First Edition: Just Fiction Edition, Germany, 2011. Second Edition: Starrs via Smashwords, 2012) and a collection of writing for the theatre entitled "Suicide Plays" (VDM Verlag, Germany, 2009). His first full-length novel was "I Woke Up Feeling Thailand" (First Edition: Sid Harta Publishing, Australia, 2004. Second Edition: Starrs via Smashwords, 2012).
Dr Starrs has published extensively in non-fiction too, with many peer-reviewed film, media and/or cultural studies journal articles and book chapters to his name, as well as the academic textbook "Dutch Tilt, Aussie Auteur: The Films of Rolf de Heer" (First Edition: VDM Verlag, Germany 2009. Second Edition: Starrs via Smashwords, 2013). Why not check out Dr Starrs' textbook, three novels, stage-plays and a film-script all available here FREE at Smashwords?
Stalkers please note: Dr Starrs can be difficult to physically locate, sometimes. When not sequestered away in some wretched garret, filthy and unshaven (but ever so happily writing), he can usually be found teaching Media Studies at various Australian universities or somewhere in deepest, darkest - and preferably - weirdest South-East Asia. Presently, that means the Institut Teknologi Brunei, where he holds the post of Senior Lecturer in Cinematology.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted January 20, 2013

    I loved it!

    I loved it!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 20, 2013

    This is vintage Dr Starrs! And at times quite amusing, too. In f

    This is vintage Dr Starrs! And at times quite amusing, too. In fact, this novel should be required reading for anybody planning to travel to Thailand for the express purposes of a career in English teaching!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)