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What do Women Living Abroad Have to Confess? Expat Women and the $5,000 Book Launch Competition have launched their first motivational book for expatriate women, Expat Women: Confessions—50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad.

New York, NY, May 19, 2011 --( Expatriate women have long been the envy of women trapped on the treadmill of everyday life back home. They get to escape Groundhog Day to enjoy carefree lives abroad—pampered by housekeepers, fine food and world travel. Right?

Wrong. Expat Women: Confessions—50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad is a new book launched today which dispels the myth that expatriate women have it easy abroad. Released by—the women’s site that for years has been privy to this group’s secret admissions, Expat Women: Confessions shares a wealth of wisdom and positive tips to motivate women at every stage of their expat journey.

Written by experienced expats Andrea Martins (’s co-founder) and Victoria Hepworth (Lifeline Shanghai’s founder), this unique book covers popular topics like leaving family back home, transitioning quickly, managing intercultural relationships and parenting bilingual children. They also address more difficult issues, such as expat infidelity, divorce, alcoholism and reverse culture shock.

“For once, a book that tells the truth about the expat experience. An inspiring account, and a must read for those contemplating an international assignment or those already on one.” -Yvonne McNulty, PhD, Assistant Professor, James Cook University, Singapore

This book is for any woman who has ever wondered what it is like to live abroad, work abroad or accompany their working partner abroad. It is also for any woman already living the expat life but having mixed feelings about settling in, rebuilding their identity, changes in their relationships, successfully managing their money and career, raising children far from home or repatriating.

"A terrific book! Real-life examples of the challenges expat women face, with insightful and practical advice, this should be on the must-read list for anyone involved with expatriate administration." -Andrea David, Head of Global Mobility, Bloomberg LP

To celebrate the exciting launch of this one-of-a-kind book, ten winners will share in US$5,000 worth of prizes, drawn randomly from the Expat Women: Confessions purchase e-receipts submitted to in May 2011. Prizes include: life coaching; career coaching; personal branding coaching; writing coaching; blogging coaching; database access; an Amazon Kindle; and an Amazon gift voucher. is the largest global website helping women living abroad. Its mission is to “inspire success abroad.” It has over 1,000 pages, more than 1,800 expat women blog listings, 300 readers’ stories, expat club links for nearly 200 countries, interviews with successful women abroad, loads of motivational articles, an inspirational blog and a monthly newsletter.

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