Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?

Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?

A Swashbuckling Tale of High Adventures, Questionable Ethics and Professional Hedonism

by Thomas Kohnstamm

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 22/04/2008

 
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 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.
ISBN:
9780307394651
9780307394651
Category:
Travel writing
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
22-04-2008
Publisher:
Random House USA Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
203x135x16mm
Weight:
0.21kg
Thomas Kohnstamm

Thomas Kohnstamm was born and raised in Seattle.

He is the author of the memoir Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? and writes for a variety of video and animation series.

Lake City is his first novel. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.

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