In an unprecedented time of turmoil and political chaos creating personal conflicts and public confusion, Americans are increasingly leaving their country.
Online PR News – 20-April-2019 – Castelo Branco, Portugal & Olvera, Spain – In an unprecedented time of turmoil and political chaos creating personal conflicts and public confusion, more Americans are becoming emigrants and leaving their country.
That's the substance and subject matter of EXPAT: Leaving the USA for Good, the latest book from former university professor, church pastor, public relations executive, and author Bruce H. Joffe, who now resides in Portugal and Spain.
While the U.S. State Department estimates that nine million people were living abroad in 2016, migration and the emigration exodus is rising.
A January 2019 Gallup survey* reports that a record 16% of all Americans say they want to move out of the USA; that more are wanting to flee the country under Donald Trump than under past presidents; that the desire to leave the country permanently falls along gender lines, with 20% of women vs. 13% of men wanting out; and that younger people are more likely to consider packing their bags.
'It's one thing to travel the world with a USA passport,' says Joffe. 'It's quite another to live as an expatriate and actually inhabit - not just visit - a 'foreign' country. The shoe's on the other foot, when we Americans are the immigrants.'
Filled with personal anecdotes and experiences, his book details the differences. From the psychological and political motivations that prompt people to emigrate, seeking refuge in other nations .. to the details and logistics of what's actually required to migrate and reside in another country, Expat covers all the bases.
Joffe, a former resident of Manassas and Staunton, Virginia; Door County and Racine, Wisconsin; Jacksonville, Florida; and New York, moved to Iberia in 2018 and splits his time between a primary residence in Castelo Branco, Portugal, and his home away from home in Olvera, Spain. The author of six previous books, Joffe now focuses on probing the intersections of media, gender, religion, international living, and popular culture norms.
Available worldwide from online booksellers in paperback, hard cover, and eBook formats, EXPAT's best prices - including shipping - have been found on Amazon at The Book Depository.