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~Read Book ⚖ Requiem for a Vagabond: Middle Aged in the Middle East (The Burnout Trilogy Book 3) ♺ A funny thing happened to me, when I moved to the strictest Islamic country on earth, shortly after my th birthday, my life stripped of drugs, alcohol and women I felt happy In middle age, English Teacher X makes a major life change He leaves behind a world of debauchery, darkness, drunkenness and devoshki in Russia, and takes a job in the strictest Islamic Kingdom in the Middle East His life suddenly full of sunshine, sand, sobriety, and an adult type salary, he also unexpectedly finds himself in a long distance relationship with a sweet and loyal yet oh so stubborn and provincial Russian girl With plenty of money, plenty of holiday time, and new health and optimism, finally it seems that a normal life is within his graspHowever, things rarely run smoothly in the world according to ETX, and he soon finds himself adrift again, returning for the first time in many years to his homeland, a very troubled and sick America, with a new career as an independent author of erotica and an untoward yet timely interest in survivalism More alienated than ever and haunted at the image of being the oldest guy in the club or one of the younger guys at the whorehouse, X bounces around exotic destinations including Cyprus, Costa Rica, and return visits to his old home of Vodkaberg in Russia and struggles to find a place for himself in a rapidly changing world But a new high paying job in the Middle East looms, which might be the best thing that ever happened to him or the worst Packed with eccentric English teachers of all ages and plenty of sexy but difficult Russian women, set against a backdrop of the Great Recession, the Arab Spring and the Mayan Apocalypse, X s latest memoir is another dystopian look at the profession of TEFL, expat life, and the myth that travel broadens the mind WARNING Contains bad language, graphic content, middle aged white guy angst, and a complete lack of authentic cultural experiences Nothing makes you feel like a member of your own country like leaving it for another one As an elderly spinster, I suspect that I m NOT the demographic this author expects to reach with his frequently raunchy memoirs about his life abroad Well, I read and enjoy them anyway and you can try to stop me.His story is an increasingly common one Unfocused and unambitious as a young man, he drifted into teaching English abroad and never drifted back out of it After a few years in Thailand, he fetch Nothing makes you feel like a member of your own country like leaving it for another one As an elderly spinster, I suspect that I m NOT the demographic this author expects to reach with his frequently raunchy memoirs about his life abroad Well, I read and enjoy them anyway and you can try to stop me.His story is an increasingly common one Unfocused and unambitious as a young man, he drifted into teaching English abroad and never drifted back out of it After a few years in Thailand, he fetched up in Russia, where the economy was booming and everyone wanted to learn to speak English The pay and living conditions were abysmal, but the vodka and women flowed freely For nine years he was content to jog along and pickle his liver, but eventually he came to feel that he should be preparing for his old age.And where better to do that than in Saudi Arabia, where a Westerner can earn lavish sums for doing very little Of course, there are always worms in apples and here they include bad housing, no community life, incompatible colleagues, and students who are evenapathetic than usual.Then there s his private life After nine years of playing the field in Russia, he manages to acquire a serious Russian girlfriend on his way out the door Further, she s a bigger drama queen than Vladimir Putin And so we follow our hero as he slides not very gracefully into middle age and deals with his ageing parents in the U.S and tries to pound a little conversational English into arrogant Saudi youngsters who know that their family s political connections are all that really count And there s that ditzy, irritating girl friend.As in all his books, there s WAYabout his sex life than any reader could possibly be interested in At this point, even he s lost interest And he should have left out most of the flashbacks about his time in Russia I understand that nine years was a big chunk of his life, but he s already covered that ground in another book But, by God, he can tell a story and his observations of the Saudis and the strange assortment of Westerners who have washed up with the tide are as acute and funny as ever His stories of his Russian friends and their escapades in the U.S are fascinating in a horrifying way And he brings an insider outsider perspective to the problem of ageing in America.I ll skip the porn shorts with which he claims to have had some success on , but I do like his stuff He s intelligent and screwy and sometimes quite thought provoking Can t ask forthan that Another funny memoir from ETX. In the same vein as the other 2 books but the weakest of the trilogy His life and observations in the Middle East are as good as ever, but I found myself skipping parts for the first time when it came to the survival camp stuff.