The author, Jerry M. Jackis, was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He has two degrees from the Citadel and is a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II. As a Foreign Service officer, he served in Korea, Cambodia, Greece and Washington D.C.
During his stay in Korea, he lived like an average Korean. For over two years from his first coming to Korea, he ate rice instead of bread, and did without mayonnaise, ketchup, or mustard and ate no fast food. The question arises how was it possible for him to understand and know Koreans well enough to be able to live happily among them, especially since it was so unlike America? He managed to develop a sixth sense whereby he became a Korean. By mentally injecting himself into the people’s heart and mind, he was able to know and understand Koreans.
The writer hopes that the articles contained in this book and written, perhaps, with too much heart, reflect the mutual respect, admiration, and love he discovered in Korea. Most of the articles in this book appeared originally in The Korea Herald or The Korea Times of Seoul, Korea.
This book introduce you the way to feel and know Korean life and their human nature. Happy reading.