Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive!
True stories from a curious traveler
by Laurie McAndish King
Whether she is lost in a parallel universe, kidnapped in the Tunisian desert, or eaten alive by
the blood-sucking denizens of tropical North Queensland, King's stories--quirky, poignant,
occasionally unsettling, and often quite funny--are always inspiring and entertaining.
Join the author as she tracks lions without a gun in Botswana, studies French kissing in Paris,
attempts to eat a horse in southern Italy, marries a Maasai warrior in Kenya, and samples the
world's most expensive coffee--brewed from the excrement of a small Balinese mammal. This
collection of 23 true stories delivers a unique sense of locale along with insight, humor, and
surprise. Kirkus Reviews calls it "an engaging, meticulously observed journey that brings other
cultures alive" and Publisher's Weekly says, "Part cultural tour, part prayer to the natural world... circles the globe with lively adventures and intimate insights."
|Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive! True stories from a curious traveler|
Laurie McAndish King, Author
Publisher: Destination Insights (2014)
About the Author:
Laurie McAndish King is an award-winning essayist and photographer whose work has appeared in
Smithsonian magazine, The Sun, The San Francisco Chronicle, Lonely Planet, Travelers' Tales, and
other literary anthologies. Her story "Silk from Ashes" won a 2013 Lowell Thomas Gold Award for
cultural tourism. Laurie publishes an online newsletter for travel writers and photographers,
TravelWritersNews.com. Her five-star-rated mobile app about the San Francisco Waterfront is available on iTunes. Learn more about Laurie on her website.