Miss-adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 09/03/2017
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'Watch out for men with too much wooden jewellery, Amy. I know what you're like... you'll let them sucker you in with their yoga chat but essentially, they're unwashed... and you don't want to put your face anywhere near an unwashed penis, let me tell you.' Carol, receptionist Having announced her plans to quit her job and backpack around South America, humourist and gonzo journalist Amy Baker found herself on the receiving end of a whole bunch of over-the-top and seemingly unnecessary advice. Amy shrugged it all off of course... that is, until she ran into trouble. After falling into a crevasse, swimming in crocodile-infested waters, dodging cocaine con artists and encountering handsome soothsayers, Amy soon starts to wonder if her Mum, boss and Carol from reception really were onto something. Weighing up their advice against that of known 'Clever People' like Tina Fey, Salvador Dalí and Mother Teresa, Amy finally establishes once and for all who it might actually pay to listen to.

  • Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781849539968
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Laugh out loud, entertaining read!
I would highly recommend this entertaining read! Having travelled South America myself I could relate to some of these experiences and reminisce. However w... READ MORE
Hils Jones
Full of adventure, a must read!
Incredible book! Each page made me want to run away from my life in London and plan my next adventure! Genuinely packed with 'laugh out loud' moments cover... READ MORE
Ruth Henning
Hilarious and heart-warming
I absolutely loved this book...Amy's style of writing is hilarious. I've not been to South America yet but feel I have got a few awesome heads up now!!! A... READ MORE
Laura Gates
Hilarious, insightful and honest travel memoir!!
I think we may have a new star in the making with Amy Baker. Her writing style is amazing! She blends complete honesty, with a brand of humour that makes y... READ MORE
Luke Marshall
Funny, honest, and heart warming.
This is a great book, I would highly recommend it. It is very funny, honest, and sometimes excruciating. There are no softening of the edges, she takes o... READ MORE
Madeleine Penny
Brilliantly honest and witty humour!
Amy style of writing is so approachable and involving! Her adventures are hilarious and her sense of humour hits the nail on the head!! It's an uplifting a... READ MORE
Edward Thompson