I have to say that I have always been a little intrigued and amused by these forums having been a quiet reader of them over the last few years. However I am now quite tired if those usual complainers and cynical whiners who lie and mock and disparage those who, surely, these forums should be helping and championing. Yes I could just turn over and give it up to those who bully, sneer and name call but today, not. I was genuinely intrigued by this latest thread about A Teacher Overseas manly because my daughter is one and she is forever going on about all the issues raised in this book. Having listened to her over the last two years I bought it. I would say this little publication should serve as a salutary lesson to anyone thinking of practising teaching abroad. Furthermore I don't think it would be a bad thing to be given to all parents who are considering educating their children in any expatriate community. Whilst much of what this book says seems quite tongue in cheek I believe the author had a serious message which should be heeded by anyone involved with international schools, most particularly those who appoint Headmasters, be they governors or school owners. I would be very keen to know if there is any other publication out there which times close to informing teachers and parents what education is really like in international schools. Personally I applaud the honest and straightforward manner in which this book is presented. Especially in its epilogue.