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Author - Wendy Simmons (January 13, 2016)

Sponsor- RosettaBooks

The High School for Global Citizenship has been adopted by a RosettaBooks author for this year's AAP/CBC Adopt-a-school program.

RosettaBooks will be donating one classroom set (35 books) of My Holiday in North Korea for the program.


Thanks to Ms. Farrier, Ms. Chance & HSGC students for their support.

This event will be held @ Prospect Campus Library

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My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth

In My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth, Wendy offers readers a glimpse of North Korea as it’s never been seen before.

For ten days, she hurtles through a “North Korea is Great! America is Not!” tour while attached by a virtual shock-collar to two female handlers—and Wendy’s pretty convinced one of them is crazy, even by North Korean standards.

Before long, she learns the essential conundrum of “tourism” in North Korea.

“Travel is truly a love affair. But, just like love, it’s a two-way street. And North Korea deprives you of all this. They want you to fall in love with the singular vision of the country they’re willing to show you and nothing more.”

Through poignant and laugh-out-loud essays accompanied by stunning photographs, Wendy chronicles one of the strangest vacations ever. Along the way she bares all while trying to befriend her enigmatic minders, and undergoes an inner journey as convoluted as the country itself.


Wendy Simmons Bio

Wendy Simmons won’t stop travelling until she visits every country in the world! Despite her hatred for packing, she’s managed to explore more than eighty-five so far—including territories and colonies—and chronicles her adventures on her blog, wendysimmons.com and on Huffington Post.

Wendy is president of Vendeloo, a consultancy she founded in 2001, Chief Brand Officer of a NYC-based global eyewear brand, and an award-winning photographer. She’s also owned a bar in Manhattan, worked for a lobbying firm on Capitol Hill, and written a Japanese-language phrase book. Though her Japanese is now terrible, Wendy’s Pig Latin is flourishing. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University. Wendy practices Muay Thai daily and lives in Brooklyn in a converted 1800s schoolhouse.

Her first book, “My Holiday in North Korea; The Funniest Worst Place on Earth” will be released May 3, 2016.