Weary from running his printing business in Southern California, Scott Mallon hops on a jet bound for Thailand with three bags and $10,000 to his name. Originally planned as a one year sabbatical, his journey ends up as a twenty-four year stay.
In They Call Me Farang, Mallon delivers a timeless collection of insightful, compelling short stories in the only way he knows, with dry humor and a straightforward, no holds barred voice.
Learn what life is really like as an expatriate in Thailand; there is action, advice, comedy, love and of course, plenty of commentary on Thailand’s beautiful women. Get all the gritty details in this semi-autobiographical account of his two decades in the country.
In late 2012, Mallon started the YouTube channel An American in Bangkok, a chronicle of his life as an expat in Thailand. Viewers began asking questions, the majority having to do with relationships between farang, or foreigners, and Thai women. He responded with his usual straightforward, unadulterated assessment of their situations.
Ask Me Anything is composed of letters, e-mails, and personal messages from over three years of correspondence between Mallon and his viewers. The stories are real; only the names have been changed to protect the clueless. Ranging from absurd to comical to tragic, the letters illustrate with brutal honesty the length some men will go in their quest to find true love.