Impressively witty, perceptive, and candid, Scieszka’s present-tense narrative catapults readers into each setting, as do Weinberg’s fluid cartoon sketches, seamlessly incorporated into every page…
— PW (starred)

Words by Casey Scieszka and pictures by Steven Weinberg | Roaring Brook Press 2011

Casey's words and my illustrations tell the story of our first two years out of college spent teaching English, making friends across language barriers, researching, painting, and adventuring around the world.

Impressively witty, perceptive, and candid… [An] effortless mix of globe-trotting adventure, romance, humor, and expanding self-knowledge.   - Publishers Weekly starred review

For teens itching to get out into the world, this is a road map, and Casey and Steven make for eminently pleasant traveling companions.    - American Library Association’s Booklist review

Often humorous, and occasionally heartbreaking.     - School Library Association

 A breath of fresh air from a sometimes contrived, bloated genre… a must-read for any bright-eyed Gen X or Y (especially couples!) thinking of living and working in a non-Western environment.    - Lonely Planet