Monday, May 24, 2010

Dos and Don'ts in Taiwan

Finally! My second book has appeared. Dos and Don'ts in Taiwan (iGroup Press Co., Ltd, Bangkok) is a 200-page guide to the culture of Taiwan and the habits and thinking of the Taiwanese. It's aimed at Westerners who plan to visit or live in the Republic of China, and has sections devoted to national identity, family, working, health, travelling, eating, drinking, religion, superstitions, and the sort of behaviour foreign visitors should avoid if they don't want to be seen as rude or unhinged.

I'm not sure where it'll be available in Taiwan. If you want a copy, email me at sccrook [at] yahoo [dot] com, or post a comment below.

In general, I'm extremely pleased with the way the book has worked out. Save for one detail, which I'll write about when I have more time and some answers from the publisher. However, the editor did a good job polishing my text, and the illustrator and designer excelled themselves. It's a book I'm proud of.


David said...

Congratulations on getting your book published.

Unknown said...

Congrats! I loved your last book and I'd love to get a copy of this new book.

Any suggestions on what do if I really am unhinged, lol.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic, can't wait to read it! I know you (re)discoverd so many interesting places around the island.

Fili said...

That's terrific.

Would love to get a copy, if possible.

MC said...

tell me when you know the Taiwan outlets

Unknown said...

Good job, I'll be up for a copy too when available.


Maurizio said...

Dear Steven,
I'd be interested in reading your book. Where is it available in Australia?
Kind regards

Beebe/Drucilla said...

I would love to get a copy of the book. I plan to be going to school for 6 months in taipei. Will your book be avb in then? I can not find it on

Jenn said...

congrats! this looks like a great read and would love to get a copy. please let me know where I can get one in the US

Gladieator said...

Sounds great. Moving the whole family to Taiwan in January 2012. Where can I get this in the US?


Steven Crook... said...

If you're outside Taiwan, the best way to get the book is from

Thanks for your interest!


Unknown said...

I tried to find your book in Singapore at a couple of bookstores, including one at the airport--but couldn't find it.

Unknown said...

Hello! Steven,
I am interested in your book " dos and don'ts inTaiwan" . But I don't know the book where is it available in Taiwan.
could you please show me the web or another information? Thank you so much.


vita said...

Looking for it ~ I have friends who are from different countries. I would like to give them as a gift ~ Coz I think they can get more ideas about Taiwan from your book ! Where can I get it ? Plz show me where n how to get it ~ plzzzzzz