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Big in China: My Unlikely Adventure Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Reinventing Myself in Beijing Paperback – 15 February 2012

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harpercollins; Reprint edition (15 February 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0061993166
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0061993169
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.49 x 1.55 x 20.32 cm
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Alan Paul is the author of the Top Ten New York Times Bestseller One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.

His first book Big in China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming a Star in Beijing (Harper) is currently being developed as a film by Ivan Reitman's Montecito Pictures. Big in China is a memoir about raising three American children in Beijing and the unlikely success of his Chinese blues band, Woodie Alan.

Paul is a senior writer for Guitar World and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal. He wrote "The Expat Life" column for the Wall Street Journal Online from 2005- 2009. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists named him 2008 Online Columnist of the Year. He also reported from Beijing for NBC, Sports Illustrated, the WSJ, and other media outlets.

Woodie Alan, featuring three Chinese musicians and one other American, was named 2008's Best Band in Beijing. Their debut CD, Beijing Blues (Guitar China Records), has been praised by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, the Allman Brothers' Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, blues harp master Charlie Musselwhite and jam band legend Col. Bruce Hampton who termed the music "simply amazing."

Alan, his wife Rebecca Blumenstein, and their three children reside in Maplewood, NJ.

Please visit www.alanpaul.net or www.facebook.com/alanpaulauthor.

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