Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Name: Louise Goyette

Comments: Dear Scott, I absolutely loved "Crashing the party", couldn't put the book down. So many passages reminded me on my time in China as a student and then as a teacher back in the early 80's. I admire your courage ; you stayed on, despite the difficulties and the very harsh political regime of that time. There were so many "déjà vu" for me as I returned to China many times afterwards and btw I do remember your newspaper Beijing Scene !! 祝福你!

Rating: of 5 Stars

Name: Wallace Boothby

Comments: Scott I hope you know you are one of my heroes.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Name: Raymond Lee

Comments: Hi Scott,
After reading your book "Crashing the Party", I find it most exciting, heart warming, and I feel envious of you. You had the tiger by the tail so to speak. How? You are able to communicate in Mandarin and English. You have an appreciation for the cultures, yours and that of China. In a phrase: you can play a great role in being part of the China scene in Beijing. You have done great and the only thing I feel you could have done more is: When Sgt Wang displayed his bigotry and racism against you. You could have said: "Sgt Wang, you can do the same as I have done and I will help you to go to America and become successful as I have and have all the women you want. I can help you, really." Just engage him and show some empathy for a guy who felt left out and jealous of you. Right? But it didn't come to you, right? Your mind set was to survive whatever Wang was going to dish out. You were preoccupied with your perceived idea of what was about to come to pass?
I really cannot blame you for what happened to you; I blame the system that China has in keeping the history of what happened to China in the last "humiliated" century in the minds of her people.
And that is how the party keeps control of the vast country.
Believe it or not, it works for the party.

I wish you all the best-I still can feel you are able to play a great part in China's role in days to come, in the world. Because you have the skills to do so and the passion as a good human being.

Ray Lee (a retired teacher-taught in China for 2 years)

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Name: Joan Li

Comments: Hello Scott,

Do you still remember Joan Li? I once worked for you at Beijing Scene for a few months. I'm now in Canada. I'm going to translate a novel series by a Chinese writer. I'm wondering whether you're interested in polishing my translation.If so, we can cooperate.

Looking forward to your reply,


Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Name: Robert Saiget

Comments: Damn it, Savitt! It's about time! I've been waiting for this ever since the Beijing Scene was quashed and the Duke U newspaper published the article about your lobster sashimi banquet with those propaganda assholes! A breath of fresh air when compared to the English drivel coming out of China.

Literature is long and life is short, bro! Congratulations.

Rating: of 5 Stars

Name: Randy Elliott

Comments: Hi Scott
I was passing by the book store and saw your picture and an announcement you'd be there signing copies of your book. In fact you'd surfaced in my memory just recently for no particular reaso. Just a random "I wonder where he is now..." thing. North Carolina I thought. And our correspondence had petered out so it was a thrill to see you've published the stories you'd told me in person on the hill of Codonices Park many years ago. I'm still in the same place. Glad and proud for and of you for your writing. Mazeltov dude.
Randy Elliott

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Name: Ken Oliver

Comments: Do they have Camels (cigarettes) in China?

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Name: Chairman Mao

Comments: Test