Posted by: mlawrencekey | May 12, 2012

The Book is Out

ImageThe book is out.

At Home in Amman, the expat guidebook that I researched and wrote, has just been published by Turning Point Books and Mango Street Press. 

Here’s a blurb about the book’s content from the publisher: 

Turning Point International is pleased to announce the launch of its city guide series, starting with our second title, At Home in Amman. Bursting with up-to-date cultural and practical information about daily life in Amman, this new book is an indispensable guide to living in Jordan’s capital city. 
Each chapter is packed with well-researched recommendations, with 12 chapters in all: Jordan in Brief; Moving to Amman; Getting Settled; General Services and Information; Education; Children; Working in Amman; Health; Shopping; Entertainment; Sports, Leisure and Culture; and Discovering Amman and Beyond. 
Much like At Home in Beirut, this new release is filled with valuable advice and great insider tips, helpful fact boxes, bright color photos, and useful address and telephone directories. This comprehensive and matter-of-fact guidebook is an essential tool for anyone wishing to better understand this beautiful city.

I’m pleased to finally see all of my hard work in print. It’s currently available online here, and should be available in local bookstores here in Amman soon. If Turning Point follows its usual pattern, the book will also eventually be available from 

I feel that this guide is an important practical resource for expatriates who are moving to Amman or currently live here, especially for those who’ve never lived in the Middle East before, filling a gap not covered by tourism guidebooks. If you live in Amman or are about to, make sure you pick up a copy to add to your library! 


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