In Partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University
About the EventAdventures by the Book is honored to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University for a Culture & Cuisine of India Lunch Edventure with award-winning author and journalist Alison Singh Gee, as she discusses her memoir, Where the Peacocks Sing. .
About the Book and AuthorAlison Singh Gee was a glamorous magazine writer with a serious Jimmy Choo habit, a weakness for five-star Balinese resorts, and a reputation for dating highborn British men. Then she met Ajay, a charming and unassuming Indian journalist, and her world turned upside down. Traveling from this life in Hong Kong to Ajay’s native village, Alison learns that he is a landed prince, but his family palace is falling to pieces. In actuality, it is a broken-down relic in desperate need of a makeover, and Alison wonders if she can soldier on for the sake of the man who just might be her soul mate. Her memoir, Where the Peacocks Sing takes readers on a cross-cultural journey from the manicured gardens of Beverly Hills, to the bustling streets of Hong Kong and finally to the rural Indian countryside as Alison comes to terms with her complicated new family, leaves the modern world behind, and learns the true meaning of home. The book was named a National Geographic Traveler's Book of the Month.
Alison is an award-winning international journalist whose work has appeared in People, Vanity Fair, In Style, Marie Curie, International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Sunset, and Los Angeles Times. For eight years, she was a staff features writer/correspondent for People magazine..