Reviews for Wild East:
The Globe and Mail
"Engaging...a revealing and often amusing account
of her journeys through a beautiful country awakening
from a tulmultuos era."
One of the top 10 Canadian travel books of 2000.
The Georgia Straight, Vancouver
"This readable and reportorial book is the perfect
antidote to ... those tiresomely difficult, pointlessly
dangerous, and essentially fake expedtions undertaken
against the advice of local people who know better."
"Lawless introduces us to Mongolia's tabloid
press, to teenage mineworkers, sharp-eyed young hustlers,
nomads whose only possessions are their livestock,
Mongolian wrestlers and Mongolian horse races."
Mongolian Buryat Civilisation Bookstore
"Wryly funny and wide-spectrum account of Mongolia's
tumultuous rebirthing into the 21st century. Half
the population lives in Soviet apartment blocks and
watches satellite TV but the other half still eek
a living from the exquisite, barren hills while living
in nomadic felt tents. Of course, I'd much rather
be in the tents... but whatever your preference, you
will definitely enjoy Ms. Lawless' writing. She was
editor of an Ulaan Baator newspaper for two years,
and she tells it like it is. Very highly recommended."
Jill on TV
You can watch Jill give Lonely Planet host Ian Wright
the scoop on Mongolia during Lonely Planet's trip to
Mongolia. This episode of Lonely Planet seems to get
regular play on cable and satellite channels, and videos
of the Mongolia programme are available from Lonely
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