Sam Brier is the director of Academic Experiences Abroad (AEA), which provides customized study abroad programs to Asia "(www.AEA-Asia.com)." He has lived in Vietnam and returns frequently with his wife and coauthor Linh Doan. Other works include "A Chinese Phrase a Day, A Japanese Phrase a Day" and "Lao Basics" (Tuttle Publishing).
"The Instant series from Tuttle, however, is not your usual phrasebook. Rather than focusing on phrases to help you order food, go to the hospital, rent a hotel room, or buy a train ticket, it provides you with more than 100 key words and phrases to help you express more than 1,000 unique ideas based on general conversation topics." --Eurolinguiste