Breathing Money: China • Crazy • Life
Lynn Fitzpatrick Newman, author
Breathing Money is the story of one woman’s attempt to live with, make peace with and appreciate today’s China, the world’s second largest economy. There were a few tiny issues. How to almost daily survive in a dense canopy of smog… to reside in a 13-million-person city when you like the country…to mingle with the wealthy when they didn’t want any part of it? To maintain your sanity when you have a bit of mental illness? Would you live in China? All her relatives thought she was so lucky. Life would be so glamorous. She boasted to her love that she’d inhabit a shoebox with him, impressing both parties. She should have said “I could” not “I would”. The stage was set when they moved to China due to his work. With little information to go on they found out it wasn’t a kid’s shoebox. Happily, they ended up in a million-dollar luxury apartment, living amongst the new rich, on a golf course smack dab in the district.