Getting my name on the cover of someone else’s book …
A while back I was asked by an agent at Bloomsbury Publishing to blurb Austin Williams’s book about Chinese eco-cities. No problem — Austin is on the front lines of urban China research and is also a real cool dude. I’ve used him as a source for countless articles on Forbes, etc. China’s Urban Revolution turned out to be an extremely nuanced, informative, and at times humorous first hand look at China’s much maligned eco-cities (of which the country claims to be building over 200). Williams actually goes there. So being asked to blurb it was a real honor.
I recently went back to my parents’ house in Rochester and I got to see the physical version of this book for the first time.
I was mentioned a few times in it:
This was the first book that I’ve blurbed, so I just wanted to chronicle it here.
Check out China’s Urban Revolution. It’s definitely worth it.
About the Author: VBJ
I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 90 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. VBJ has written 3678 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.
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