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A tale of cheap drugs, cheap sex and teaching English - on the cheap!

The first edition of "I Woke Up Feeling Thailand" was written between 2002 and 2004, after I returned from an eye-opening stint as an English teacher in the Kingdom of Siam.

After making the short-list for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Novel, it was soon picked up by Sid Harta Publishers in Hartwell, Australia (but published in hard copy only) in December 2004, and has unfortunately been the recipient of almost no marketing ever since.

Initially, I was ecstatic to at last be a published novelist, but now, after having written and published two additional novels, I have realized how much better "I Woke Up Feeling Thailand" could have been, and how much better (for me and the buyer) e-publishing could be, hence this second edition.

So what's the "I Woke Up Feeling Thailand" story?

Cover Blurb: "Thailand has many attractions. For Candy, straight from a Texas trailer park, it's the cheap drugs. For Leo, a hip-hoppin' California dude, it's the cheap drugs and the cheap sex. For Bayard, a pompous graduate of Cambridge with a major in Inconsequential Semantics, it's the opportunity to make a small fortune out of the English-teaching industry ... on the cheap. But for all three, Thailand is where blue-eyed, blonde-haired Westerners such as they have been mysteriously disappearing ..."

Back in 2004, reviewers were saying things like:

"A remarkable new talent. Starrs' hilarious parody of Westerners adrift in small town Thailand is destined to become a backpacker's favourite" - Barry Scott, Founder Transit Lounge Publishing and author of "Love and Wigs: Poems of Bangkok, Bollywood and Beyond".

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