Notes from an Even Smaller Island 20th Anniversary Edition

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Notes from an Even Smaller Island 20th Anniversary Edition
Publish: 2022
Genre: Humour
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789814974905
Pages: 224
Language: English

Notes from an Even Smaller Island 20th Anniversary Edition

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Knowing nothing of Singapore in the 1990s, a young Englishman, Neil Humphreys, arrives in the land of “air-conned” shopping centres and Lee Kuan Yew. From the aunties in the hawker centres to expats dressed as bananas, from Singlish to kiasuism, and from Singaporeans at home to Singaporeans abroad, Humphreys explores all aspects of Singaporean life, taking in the sights, dissecting the culture and illuminating each place and person with his perceptive and witty observations,

Written by someone who is at once both insider and outsider, the book is a wonderfully funny and disarmingly honest portrait of Singapore and its people.

That was the original synopsis. And a cult classic was born.

First published in 2001, Notes from an Even Smaller Island became an extraordinary success, selling tens of thousands of copies. It popped up on the national bestseller several times over the years and launched Neil’s stellar writing career.

This 20th anniversary edition contains new material; Neil has gone back and re-evaluated his first book, looking at what he got right, what he definitely got wrong and updating readers on key characters, stories and crazy incidents. He also includes never-previously published photos to prove – once and for all – that every word of his irreverent work was true.


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Neil Humphreys is Singapore's best-selling author. His books have consistently ranked No. 1 on The Straits Times Bestsellers list. His book, Return to a Sexy Island: Notes from a New Singapore, was one of the most popular books of 2012. His novels also received critical acclaim in the UK. A devoted father, he hopes to give children brighter, funnier books to read.

Neil Humphreys grew up on the world’s biggest housing estate in East London. On his first day at school, he took all his clothes off and ran around the nursery. From such an inauspicious beginning, Neil went on to become one of Asia’s best-selling authors.

He has written 26 books, including humorous social commentary titles, crime thrillers, a children’s series and illustrated eco-adventures.

The award-winning writer is also a media columnist, radio and TV host, podcaster and emcee. He gives talks, lectures and workshops on the writing and publishing process.

More importantly, he no longer takes off his clothes in public.

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