Getting Rooted in New Zealand by Jamie Baywood
Craving change and lacking logic, at 26, Jamie, a cute and quirky Californian, impulsively moves to New Zealand to avoid dating after reading that the country’s population has 100,000 fewer men. In her journal, she captures a hysterically honest look at herself, her past and her new wonderfully weird world filled with curious characters and slapstick situations in unbelievably bizarre jobs. It takes a zany jaunt to the end of the Earth and a serendipitous meeting with a fellow traveler before Jamie learns what it really means to get rooted.
Jamie Baywood grew up in Petaluma, California. In 2010, she made the most impulsive decision of her life by moving to New Zealand. Getting Rooted in New Zealand is her first book about her experiences living there. Jamie is now married and living happily ever after in the United Kingdom. She is working on her second book.
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What Others Are Saying about Getting Rooted in New Zealand
“I read this book in one night over four hours. I couldn’t put it down. It was so, so entertaining. I laughed out loud on numerous occasions – comedy highlights include brain poisoning from complications over a hair perm, eating stale sunflower seeds and the multitude of accent-related mistakes. Jamie is a lovely, endearing protagonist and I can guarantee you’ll fall in love with her. A must read for anyone moving to New Zealand. Or anyone moving anyway for that matter.” (5 out of 5 stars) Thomas Sainsbury (Amazon Customer Reviews)
“I’ve got this book and finished read it all so quickly, because I couldn’t stop reading it. It’s just so hilarious!! I can’t wait to read her next book. I highly recommend to read this book for everybody. I absolutely loved it!!” (5 out of 5 stars) S Halls (Amazon Customer Reviews)
“Fantastic, hilarious & Inspiring, I absolutely loved it. It is funny & absolutely honest. Very inspiring as it really draws reader’s attention to read more and more. I can’t wait now for her 2nd novel to come out. A movie should be made on “Getting Rooted in New Zealand”. Definitely will be a super hit “(5 out of 5 stars.) A-dreamer (Amazon Customer Reviews)
“Getting Rooted in New Zealand is refreshingly funny and unbelievably true. Baywood’s memoir recounts her land after heading there for adventure and to heal a broken heart.
Baywood’s experiences are quite off the wall and humorous. From living situation to machete wielding perverted mime co-workers, Jamie tells it all.
Although Rooted in New Zealand leaves the reader in stitches, you can’t help but to feel for Jamie and wonder what you would do if you were in her shoes.
Even with bosses that need anger management, a cubicle of koalas, and co-workers wearing their dead dog’s collar and eating their dead bird’s sunflower seeds, Jamie handles herself better than most would in the same situation.” (4 out of 5 stars) Jessica (Amazon Customer Review)
Jamie Baywood Events
January 20, 2014 – Brixton Fiction Book Group, Brixton, England.
January 22, 2014 – Pimlico Library, London, England.
January 23, 2014 – Kilburn Library, London, England.
February 13, 2014 – Newcastle City Library, Newcastle, England.
- Guest Post: Author Jamie Baywood on life, books and New Zealand (mebookshelfandi.co.uk)
- Meet Jamie Baywood (girl-who-reads.com)
- Author Interview with Jamie Baywood – Getting Rooted in New Zealand (tipsylit.com)