Peter Hessler is my literary hero. He started as an English teacher in Sichuan and later became a famous journalist in America. He knows so much about China and has written 3 books about China in the past 10 years. His wife is Chinese and has written about Chinese factories. I met Peter Hessler at the Shanghai Literary Festival and he was very nice. River Town is a memoir about his experiences teaching English. Sometimes I can't understand all the words, but really it's a nice book. If you are planning to teach in China, I would suggest this book.