Pretty Woman Spitting: An American's Travels in China

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ADVENTURE COMEDY MEMOIR

2000s

Leanna Adams

Logline

Leanna Adams moved to China in 2006 and found squat pots, plates of pig’s feet, wildly curious Chinese people and life-altering experiences - her contrasting experiences highlight the differences that make the two cultures unique and the similarities that make all people human.

Genre

Adventure, Comedy, Memoir

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

Atlanta, China

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2012

Starting Description

Leanna Adams was lost - with five roommates, a screwed up love life, and a job going nowhere, she needed to radically change her life. That's when her sister, the married-with-kids-gynecologist, convinced her to move to China.

Ending Description

Adams survived the semester, and the death of her dear friend and travel companion, Aussie Dianne Moule, and vowed to do what she had been to afraid to do before, become a writer. And date the man she left behind in Atlanta.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return

Main Character Details

Name: Leanna Adams

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Complex, Empathetic, Engaging, Funny, Naive, Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Linda Wu

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Educated, Engaging, Blunt, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Charles Lincoln

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Dianne Moule

Age: 65

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Engaging, Selfless

Logline

Leanna Adams moved to China in 2006 and found squat pots, plates of pig’s feet, wildly curious Chinese people and life-altering experiences - her contrasting experiences highlight the differences that make the two cultures unique and the similarities that make all people human.

Short Summary

Leanna Adams was lost - with five roommates, a screwed up love life, and a job going nowhere, she needed to radically change her life. That's when her sister, the married-with-kids-gynecologist, convinced her to move to China.


Adams survived the semester, and the death of her dear friend and travel companion, Aussie Dianne Moule, and vowed to do what she had been to afraid to do before, become a writer. And date the man she left behind in Atlanta.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Voyage and Return,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Leanna Adams

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Complex, Empathetic, Engaging, Funny, Naive, Sarcastic

Character 1

Name: Linda Wu

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Educated, Engaging, Blunt, Complex

Character 2

Name: Charles Lincoln

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Complex

Character 3

Name: Dianne Moule

Age: 65

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Engaging, Selfless

Supplemental Materials

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