Interview with Joe Cummings, Mr. Guidebook

Transitions Abroad has published an interview I conducted with Joe Cummings, in which he discusses guidebook writing, rock guitar, and jackalans. A quote:

“…guidebook editors today tend to demand a different type of approach. They still want the facts but they want them sugar-coated. It used to be we authors tried to get under the skin of the country, but most editors these days seem to want us to take a more ethnocentric view, one that imposes Western values on non-Western societies.”

While you’re on the TA website, check out my latest update of Nicaraguan Spanish schools.

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