Book review: Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
I learned about this book from a discussion elsewhere about the North Korea situation.
The author is Barbara Demick, an American journalist and Beijing bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times. She interviewed many people who defected from North Korea and came to live in South Korea.
The use of "Ordinary Lives" in the title is a little bit misleading – but very effective in getting the stories across – because those lives were