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Publisher's Summary

For those who think that travel guidebooks are the gospel truth.

Wanted: Travel Writer for Brazil

Qualifications Required:

Decisiveness: the ability to desert your entire previous life - including a well-salaried office job, attractive girlfriend, and basic sanity for less than minimum wage.

Attention to detail: The skill to research northeastern Brazil, including transportation, restaurants, hotels, culture, customs, and language, while juggling sleep deprivation, nonstop nightlife, and excessive alcohol consumption

Creativity: The imagination to write about places you never actually visit

Resourcefulness: Utilizing persuasion, seduction, and threats, when necessary, to secure a place to stay for the evening once your pitiable advance has been (mis)spent

Resilience: determination to overcome setbacks such as bankruptcy, disillusionment, and an ill-fated one-night stand with an Austrian flight attendant

As Kohnstamm comes to personal terms with each of these job requirements, he unveils the underside of the travel industry and its often-harrowing effect on writers, travelers, and the destinations themselves. Moreover, he invites us into his world of compromising and scandalous situations in one of the most exciting countries as he races against an impossible deadline.

©2008 Thomas Kohnstamm (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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after a brief interesting period of author's introspection, I could not plod through the self indulgent narcissism re drugs, alcohol and women to get to whatever there is in this sorry excuse for a book about travel writing. No stars if possible

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Pass this one up

This narrator is terrible. It sounds like one of those programs that reads the text on a computer. After 15 minutes I had to return the book because it was that bad. Too bad, it sounded like an interesting book.

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  • alexukie
  • Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • 11-18-16

Amazing book had hardcover had to buy audio

If you could sum up Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? in three words, what would they be?

Honest take on Travel

What did you like best about this story?

Dude is legit traveller sarcastic writing

What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

Mm sounds like a robot

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I had time yeah

Any additional comments?

Don't buy it if u r touchy feels about sex comments it's not pg rated