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HOW THE WORLD REVOLUTION ONCE ACCIDENTALLY STARTED IN THE BLACK FOREST

How the World Revolution Once Accidentally Started in the Black Forest. My Life between Mao, Che and Other Models. Eichborn, Frankfurt 2007. 313 pages, Hardcover
EUR 19.95 (Germany) / EUR 20.60 (Austria) / CHF 33.90 (Switzerland)
ISBN 978-3-8218-5661-2


HOW THE WORLD REVOLUTION ONCE ACCIDENTALLY STARTED IN THE BLACK FOREST
From communist to TV reporter to CEO in China: An adventurer of his generation tells his unbelievable story.

Thin shoulders, blue corduroy trousers, cheap glasses, long hair, good middle-school student, non-smoker, shy - and nevertheless Adrian Geiges is feared in the cosy Black Forest town of Staufen as a rebel. Why?  He is a member of the youth organization of the German Communist Party. Active in the peace movement and firm in the theories of Mao, Marx and Lenin, he dreams about leaving bourgeois existence behind and starting a new life as a professional revolutionary. When the party sends him one year to a secret cadre school in East Germany, he gets acquainted with the dialectic of the socialist reality: singing revolutionary songs, strange prohibitions, and even communist sexual morality. With enthusiasm he starts his long march to change the world - but instead he himself changes like the world around him: As a tabloid TV reporter he looks for sensations in the Moscow red light areas, becomes a tough boss of an international corporation in China and enjoys the company of Shanghai beauties.

Totally honest, totally funny and totally frivolous he tells about his life between Mao studies and Chinese night clubs, oral sex and peace marches, class struggle and corruption.

Content


Our Little World Revolution in the Black Forest
Young Adrian reads Mao's Little Red Book and gets an offer which will change his life forever...


Forbidden Love at an East German Cadre School
In East Germany the Westerner gets acquainted with the real socialism - and with a lovely girl...


AK-47 and Peace Dove
Fighting for peace and solidarity with developing countries - but suddenly friends become enemies...


How I moved to Gorbachev
He moves to the Soviet Union to start a new life - but the Soviet Union collapses...


TV Star in Moscow's Red Light Areas
As a reporter he covers mafia and prostitution. His lifestyle is influenced by his surroundings, but he feels morally conflicted about it...


Long Nose Among the Chinese
He learns Chinese and meets a pretty secret girl who disappears again and again...


Wild Life of Mao's Grandchildren
As a CEO he is successful, but torn between German headquarters and Chinese joint venture partners. And the secret girl turns his life even more upside down...
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