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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid – Our Pakistan Book

This book is terrific. It’s my Pakistan book for the “reading around the world” challenge. Buy it here, maybe.  The last book I read was Norway: The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas.  THE BOOK: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, by Mohsin Hamid IN SHORT: This is the story of one man’s rise from poverty to wealth — and then, possibly, to contentment and companionship. THE BEST BIT: It’s impossible to talk about this book without spoiling everything, so — SPOILERS. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is the story of an unnamed “you” who travels “from my-shit-just-sits-there-until-it-rains poverty to which-of-my-toilets-shall-I-use affluence.”