Read It Forward Editor Kira Walton Reviews Lisa Napoli’s Memoir Radio Shangri-La

Double header interview- on video and in writing. Get the full scoop about Lisa Napoli's memoir.

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Watch Kira Walton’s video review of Lisa Napoli’s Radio Shangri-la here

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Kira Walton’s Review of Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli

This is a beautiful, beautiful book – an amazing book by an amazing writer. Radio Shangri-La is the memoir of Lisa Napoli’s time in Bhutan helping the young Bhutanese set up their first commercial radio station.

All I can say is that I can’t wait to tell all my friends who loved Eat, Pray, Love about Radio Shangri-La. It’s got that sense of adventure and personal discovery, and Lisa’s writing is just beautiful.

She’s a journalist, and her writing has that exact precision. She’s such a beautiful observer of the people and the place of Bhutan – it’s a magical place, known as “the happiest place on earth.” And she also has a real gift for character, so you’ll meet people in this book you’ll never forget.

She begins her journey in Bhutan in a moment of crisis and grows and comes out of it in a way that I think will really inspire you. I highly recommend Radio Shangri-La to you. It will be on bookshelves wherever books are sold on February 8, 2011.

Dive in to the downloadable excerpt of Lisa Napoli’s Radio Shangri-La

Read Lisa Napoli’s introduction to her series of videos filmed in Bhutan

Enjoy videos of Bhutan on Lisa Napoli’s Radio Shangri-La YouTube Channel

Learn more about Lisa’s extraordinary adventures in Bhutan on

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About Kira Walton

KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life as a college English teacher, bookseller, book club consultant, author, and editor.

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