Pretty Woman Spitting: An American's Travels in China

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Leanna Adams

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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.


Adventure, Comedy, Memoir,

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.


Atlanta, China

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes


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

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2012

Hard Copy Available



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