I heard about this book for the first time shortly after it was published, through a student of mine. It was my first year of teaching, and a student wanted to read it for an independent book study. At the time, it looked like a good choice. Now that I’ve read it … well, I’m not sure whether some of the content was necessarily appropriate, but oh well.
Here are my brief thoughts on Getting Stoned with Savages: I liked it just as much as Troost’s other books
There’s really not a lot I can say about this book without giving too much away.
This is really a very specific book for a very specific purpose – information on surviving the customs and etiquette in the UAE for newcomers to the country. So I’m going to keep my commentary short and sweet, hopefully helpful for people wondering if it’s a good choice for them while preparing, but not super detailed since, well, most people probably couldn’t care less about it if they aren’t planning to move or visit here!
I was always curious about homeschooling when I was younger, and now that I’m getting older and starting to think about the education options for my (future, theoretical) children, I find that it’s on the table again. Plus, you know, I’m a teacher – so pretty much anything to do with education tickles my fancy if it looks even remotely interesting.