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jack-shakely's picture
Jul.25.2013
Sex, drugs, revolution, and the dawn of the Peace Corps. In 1963 volunteer Jack Harjo sits in the jungles of Costa Rica pondering three questions: is there a greater good; does it apply here; and can you really trademark Panama Red, Acapulco Gold and Maui Wowie?
WillfromSF's picture
Aug.08.2012
PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS "In his beautifully written memoir . . . he relays these memories with neither bitterness nor self-serving pity--just a good dose of humor and intelligence . . . He shares thoughtful insight into Fiji's exotic history and society . . . Off-the-charts hysterical. An unabashed...
michael-l-schmicker's picture
Dec.09.2011
 I served in Peace Corps in Thailand during the Vietnam War, and contributed a piece to this anthology describing my nights spent at the notorious Mosquito Bar in Bangkok, trying to write the Great American novel. "Even The Smallest Crab Has Teeth: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories...
eugenia-kim's picture
Sep.18.2008
A coming-of-age summer at a Peace Corps camp in the Blueridge Mountains, discovering new definitions of identity, friendship and love.
ellen-j-urbani's picture
Jan.18.2008
When I Was Elena is an extraordinary account of a young American woman's sojourn in the guerrilla-infested mountains of Guatemala. Shattering the concept of a typical memoir, the author's personal story is interlaced, chapter-for-chapter, with tales told from the perspectives of seven indigenous...