NEW YORK – When his marriage unraveled, JJ Stone abandoned his American life in search of excitement and adventure.
Stone’s healing journey, ““Short Time in Samui” (Trafford Publishing) took him to Southeast Asia where he learned about the hard lives of Thai bargirls, especially Noona, in a whirlwind of life-changing experiences.
Noona and JJ arrived in Koh Samui, an island in the Gulf of Thailand, on the same day, each escaping broken lives. Noona flaunted her newfound freedom by selling sex, while JJ battled his inner demons with alcohol and self-destructive tendencies.
The two desperately wanted things that they could not find in each other, so they endured a hot and cold relationship with bouts of lust, love, and dreams, including owning a bar together and flirting with marriage. The relationship’s tumultuous ending became a new beginning for each of them.
Upon his return to the United States, Stone penned a memoir of his adventures with Noona and his time abroad titled “Short Time in Samui”. In addition to cultural insights about life and politics in Singapore and Thailand, the book provides a sympathetic perspective on Thai bargirls and the raw realities of sex tourism.
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Professor JJ Stone has combined academic research with world travel, and he writes with an analytical perspective on cultures and a psychological perspective on people. He writes with passion about his personal journeys through marriage and divorce, through loss and depression, in his search for reconciliation and love.