Nothing to Envy

Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Recommended by Hyeonseo Lee, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #1 in North Korea, Ranked #1 in Korean Historysee more rankings.

Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed one-fifth of the population.

Taking us into a landscape most of us have never before seen, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today—an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, in which radio and television dials are welded to...

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Hyeonseo Lee She includes great details that show everyday life in North Korea. (Source)

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