I Have Iraq in My Shoe: Misadventures of a Soldier of Fashion by Gretchen Berg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This memoir follows Gretchen Berg, an American woman, through a year of teaching, shoe shopping, cultural assimilation, debt pay down, and the search for a soul mate all while living in English Village in Erbil, Iraq.
Gretchen is a very relatable thirty-something woman who is open minded enough (and far enough in debt) to set out on an adventure in a war torn region based on the gross exaggerations promised to her by her friend who worked at the school in Iraq.
I enjoyed following Gretchen’s quest to become culturally aware, even if she really was just trying to feel at home. I also enjoyed laughing (with her) about all the added luggage fees she accumulated during her time in Iraq. When will the woman just learn to pack light?
Great book, Ms. Berg! Thanks for sharing your journey with us!
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