Prime Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-BetweenAutor Christopher O Shaughnessy –

Everyones got a story to tell If your story involves growing up among different cultures either moving between them or having them move around you then read this book Growing up and transitioning cross culturally can present unexpected challenges and bestow surprising skills This is a book of adventures that helped me identify some of those challenges and realize some of those skills Hopefully it can help you too which is important because youve gotto contribute to the world than you realize Once, down a dark alleyway, a struggling TCK bumped into a mysterious Zen master, a grinning comedian, and an author of thrillers That alleyway and those personas reside at OShaughnessys center Get ready to grab your seat to steady your heart and to avoid falling over with laughter Douglas W Ota Author, Safe Passage What Mobility Does to People What International Schools Should Do About It I wish this book had been written when I was younger Ruth E Van Reken Co author, Third Culture Kids Growing Up Among Worlds OShaughnessys does a marvelous job of covering the characteristics of the Third Culture Kid with riveting examples taken from his own life Thanks for this valuable addition to the TCK literature and most importantly, the teen TCK Lois J Bushong Author, Belonging Everywhere Nowhere Insights into Counseling the Globally Mobile OShaughnessy skillfully approaches cross cultural upbringings and transitions with insight, compassion and humorous tales of identity, connection, community, belonging and resilience Linda A Janssen, Author, The Emotionally Resilient Expat Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures Every TCK who is a junior or senior in high school should read this book before going off to college or living on their own Delana H Stewart, Education Consultant