In his book, “Far Eastern Overexposure” , author and American forestry professional Paul Tweiten accepts a job that casts him into anything but the familiar.
In the summer of 1995, Tweiten leaves the United States to manage a remote timber harvest organization at Siziman Bay in the Russian Far East. His memoir narrates the exciting story of his experiences traveling to a foreign country, not speaking the language and not knowing what to expect.
Life in the isolated camp is nothing like he could have imagined. “Far Eastern Overexposure” shows how he overcame the challenges of being thrown into both an unfamiliar culture and an unfamiliar lifestyle. Meeting colorful Russian characters and developing lifelong friendships, Tweiten transitions from being completely lost and confused to that of understanding how to become a successful businessman in Russia.
“Far Eastern Overexposure” mixes business with pleasure while providing colorful insight into the Russian country and culture.
“With a plain, yet powerful style, he lets his story speak for itself. For anyone eager to learn about life in the Russian countryside, Far Eastern Overexposure tells it like it is, the good as well as the bad.” -- Blue Ink Review