Shaken and Stirred

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On March 11, 2011, the Great Sendai Earthquake struck Japan. As an American in Japan, Scott Rothrock was in an area unravaged by the worst effects of the earthquakes and tsunami. In Shaken and Stirred, he writes a poignant story about that one day and how it affected him, his friends, and his city. You will not read about death and destruction, but about an ordinary American's thoughts as he watches one of the modern era's greatest natural disasters unfold.
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  • By mdscur
    Mar 27, 2011
    A very lucid and poignant narrative of an American's experience in post disaster Japan. Throughly enjoyed this one. This book conveys a certain presence of mind regarding the situation that will undoubtedly be valuable concerning future events such as this. 5 stars.
  • By branch209
    Mar 25, 2011
    Not being a reader - I was amazed at how I could not put this book down. Scott did such a great job keeping my attention and I honestly found myself feeling as if I was there with him. Being overwhelmed with the media reports - I found this to be a great way to read an honest personal account of that horrible day in Japan. I look forward to reading his next book.
  • By eabakerster
    Mar 20, 2011
    “Shaken & Stirred” by Scott Rothrock is a rare calm, clear look into the experiences of one American living in Japan during the Great Sendai Earthquakes. Drawing from his experiences in two countries, Rothrock’s first book interweaves modern everyday life in Japan, (keeping in touch with friends, coworkers, and students; the emphasis on eating fresh food daily; looking for health insurance,) with the larger context of how different cultures cope with disaster, (Great Sendai Earthquakes of March 11, 2011 in Japan compared to the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 in the United States). While his narrative is intensely personal, he maintains a matter-of-fact tone and does not succumb to either hubris or overbearing panic. The humanity of people coping with a terrible situation is ultimately what comes across, regardless of culture, country, or context. This book is an excellent first foray into the personal documentary genre and I look forward to his next book.
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Third Edition
Branchrock Books
May 4, 2011
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