Vodka, Tears, and Lenin's Angel: My Adventures in the Wild and Woolly Former Soviet Union

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Gould, now a staff reporter at The Village Voice , describes the strange and complicated world of the post-Communist former Soviet Union from the inside. She mingles with politicians and teenage age mafia millionaires, Western-educated Muslim women, street kids and prostitutes, spies, and Buddhist monks. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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"Jennifer Gould roams the Former Soviet Union with a reporter's energy and a novelist's eye. Russia never seemed so weird, so funny and so human." -Malcolm Gladwell of The New Yorker

"[In] this dizzying memoir of getting mugged in taxis, finding a hippie landlady, [and] following Britain's Princess Anne around Mongolia -- we learn more about the weird realities of modern Russia than from any number of serious analyses." -The Washington Post Book World

"Vodka, Tears, and Lenin's Angel dance[s] across the page in a shower of sparks. [Gould] combines informed understanding with a storyteller's eye for detail and kindles in the reader some of her own passion for the place." -Vancouver Sun

"A breezy, entertaining, disarmingly personal memoir, and a very fine way to at least begin to understand the chaos, crime and corruption in [the FSU] today.... Jennifer Gould has brought something else to this entertaining, yet ultimately important book: a deep love for Russia.... And while there may be more scholarly studies of the collapse of communism ... there will be few as captivating and irresistible as this one." -Edmonton Journal

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Jennifer Gould is a staff reporter for the Village Voice. Her articles have appeared in Saturday Night, The Toronto Star and Playboy where her now famous interview with Zhirinovsky opened the eyes of many in the West to his character and affected the outcome of his campaign in Russia. She was recently named by Maclean's as one of "100 Canadians to Watch." She lives in Toronto and New York City.

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