Hey Comrade, Pull My Finger: 5 Years Living and Working in China


The purpose of the book is to help explain Chinese culture and the expat experience in a fun way.

This book, about living and working in China, is a collection of true stories that occurred while Texas John was in eastern China.

Together these stories tell the tale of the expat experience as lived by a guy who didn’t spend his entire time in some village reviewing his Chinese flash cards.

Texas John finds himself on a Chinese game show, a drinking competition with a pimp, the only foreigner working at a company, fighting crime, and entangled in numerous ridiculous, irritating, and sometimes frightening situations.

These fascinating and often hilarious encounters brings John a clearer understanding of the culture and country he has found himself in.

The book has real-life examples of what to do and what not to do to while living and working in China, and explanations of Chinese culture and people.

Go on the journey with Texas John and see how he learns about social harmony, principles of Confucius, and the importance of “face”, as he pursues his never ending search for adventure in the Middle Kingdom.

Who should buy this book?

Anyone about to move to China for work or study.

Anyone traveling to China that wants a better understanding of what it is really like there.

Anyone that likes to read about life in foreign countries.

Anyone that likes to laugh and read about hilarious encounters while learning how over a billion people think and act.

Anyone interested in east Asia. Chinese culture and Confucian principles are alive and well all across that part of the world and this will help you make sense of the culture in the entire region.

Anyone tired of China expat books written by people who spent a year or less in the country, never learned the language, and still think they “know China.”

Anyone tired of people who have spent many years in the Middle Kingdom do “know China” but did nothing interesting the entire time they were there.

Anyone that hates “know it all” authors that paint themselves as perfect humans with no flaws. I have many flaws and definitely don’t know everything about China, and admit it throughout the book.