Richard S. Ehrlich is a Bangkok-based journalist from San Francisco,
California, reporting news from Asia since 1978 and winner of Columbia
University's Foreign Correspondent's Award. He co-authored three
non-fiction books about Thailand, including "'Hello My Big Big Honey!'
Love Letters to Bangkok Bar Girls and Their Revealing Interviews," "60
Stories of Royal Lineage," and "Chronicle of Thailand: Headline News
Since 1946." Mr. Ehrlich also contributed to the chapter "Ceremonies
and Regalia" in a book published in English and Thai titled, "King
Bhumibol Adulyadej, A Life's Work: Thailand's Monarchy in
Perspective." Mr. Ehrlich's newest book, "Sheila Carfenders, Doctor
Mask & President Akimbo" portrays a 22-year-old American female mental
patient who is abducted to Asia by her abusive San Francisco

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Articles by Author

08 August 2014



BANGKOK, Thailand -- Coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha's new hand-picked militarized parliament was inaugurated on Thursday (August 7),...

05 August 2014



BANGKOK, Thailand -- A woman who rented her womb and birthed twins said she will nurture a hospitalized Down syndrome baby purportedly...

31 May 2014



A complex portrait is emerging of the 60-year-old, mercurial, thin-skinned, sarcastic Army Chief Gen.Prayuth Chan-ocha, who surprised his...

28 May 2014



This increasingly violent Buddhist country is suffering a political meltdown, ominously expressed in gallows humor about deadly plastic...

25 May 2014


Army Chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha staged a coup on Thursday (May 22), telling the public "not to panic," locking up top political leaders,...

20 May 2014



Hours after declaring martial law on Tuesday (May 20), Army Chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha asked where Thailand's weak elected government...