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New book details author’s experiences leaving America to work in Russia

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In his new book, “Far Eastern Overexposure” (published by Trafford Publishing), author and American forestry professional Paul Tweiten accepts a job that casts him into anything but the familiar.

In the summer of 1995, Tweiten leaves the United States to manage a remote timber harvest organization at Siziman Bay in the Russian Far East. His memoir narrates the exciting story of his experiences traveling to a foreign country, not speaking the language and not knowing what to expect.

Life in the isolated camp is nothing like he could have imagined. “Far Eastern Overexposure” shows how he overcame the challenges of being thrown into both an unfamiliar culture and an unfamiliar lifestyle. Meeting colorful Russian characters and developing lifelong friendships, Tweiten transitions from being completely lost and confused to that of understanding how to become a successful businessman in Russia.

“Far Eastern Overexposure” mixes business with pleasure while providing colorful insight into the Russian country and culture.

“Russia is a significant country in the world’s politics and economy,” explains Tweiten. “I hope that through my book, readers will gain a better understanding of the Russian people, their similarities with and differences from Americans.

About the Author
Paul Tweiten earned a bachelor’s degree in forest management from the University of Washington. Involved in the forest products industry in Russia for over 15 years, Tweiten has traveled throughout the Russian Far East and Siberia. He is president of Pacific Forest Products Inc., a company he started in 2003. He lives in the state of Washington.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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