Big In China - My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues and Becoming a Star in Beijing.
|Description:||Soon to be a major motion picture, produced and directed by Ivan Reitman.|
Alan Paul is the author of Big In China, a memoir about raising three American children in Beijing and the unlikely success of his Chinese blues band, Woodie Alan.
Paul wrote "The Expat Life" column for the Wall Street Journal Online from 2005- 2009. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists named him 2008 Online Columnist of the Year. He also reported from Beijing for NBC, Sports Illustrated, the Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets.
Paul has been a senior writer for Slam magazine since 1999 and for Guitar World magazine since 1991. His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, People, ESPN.com, Rolling Stone.com, SI.com and many other publications and websites. He has contributed to The Rolling Stone Jazz and Blues Guide, The Insider's Guide to Beijing, and several other books. He has also written liner note essays for many CD and DVD releases, including the SRV boxed set, A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gregg Allman's One More Try, the Allman Brothers Band's Decade of Hits and Luther Allison's Live in Chicago.
Woodie Alan, featuring three Chinese musicians and one other American, was named 2008's Best Band in Beijing. Their debut CD, Beijing Blues (Guitar China Records), has been praised by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, the Allman Brothers' Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes and other musical luminaries.
Alan, his wife Rebecca, and their three children reside in Maplewood, NJ.