Book Review – Kept-An American Househusband in India by Gregory E. Buford
I really enjoy reading and reviewing other authors’ books, and posting my reviews on Amazon, Goodreads and BookBub. As a self published author, I like to think of it as good Karma.
Goodread’s Reading Challenge
Last year, I read 50 books in the Goodread’s Reading Challenge.
In 2018, I have already read and reviewed 68 books!
I will be sharing some of my favourite books over the next few weeks, with the aim of posting regular book reviews over the coming months.
Kept: An American Househusband in India is a hilarious, heart-warming tale of a company man turned trailing spouse when his wife gets his dream job and drags him halfway around the globe. World travelers and armchair tourists alike will marvel as Greg and Dana dine with royalty, smash an immigrant smuggling ring, flee angry mobs, foil a terrorist plot and survive a Russian rocket assault. When they adopt an Indian girl, Greg embarks on an altogether new career, and India becomes a part of their lives forever. Winner of the PNWA Zola Award for best memoir, Kept: An American Househusband in India will have you scouring the house for cobras and wondering if you’ve got what it takes to walk on fire.
Greg Buford, his wife Dana and young son travel to Chennai, India when Dana gets her first diplomatic post. Greg finds a position with Dell, which does not go as planned, and he becomes a house husband.
This is both a heart warming and poignant memoir, highlighting the poverty of many and the privilege of others…
Greg shares the ups and downs of hiring staff, their poor living conditions and the realization that what his family considers disposable waste can be recycled in many ways on India’s roadsides.
The Buford’s form lasting bonds with many of their employees, while they mix with both diplomatic staff at lavish parties, and Indian families from less affluent backgrounds.
This book brought back many memories of my own travels in India, and it is among my favourite reads of 2018. Highly recommended.
You can find out more about Gregory, and purchase this book HERE
Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from a debilitating illness.
She lives in Donegal, Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty
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