Smile When Youre Lying

Smile When Youre Lying

Confessions of A Rogue Travel Writer

Book - 2007
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"Chuck Thompson has spent more than a decade traipsing through thirty-five (and counting) countries across the globe, and he's had enough. Enough of the half-truths demanded by magazine editors, enough of the endlessly recycled cliches regarded as good travel writing, and enough of the ugly secrets fiercely guarded by the travel industry. But mostly he's had enough of returning home from assignments and leaving the most interesting stories and provocative insights on the editing-room floor. From getting swindled in Thailand to running afoul of customs inspectors in Belarus, from defusing hostile Swedish rockers backstage in Germany to a closed-door meeting with travel execs telling him why he's about to be fired once again, Thompson's no-holds-barred style is refreshing, invigorating, and all those other adjectives travel writers use to describe spa vacations where the main attraction is a daily colonic."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Holt Paperbacks, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0805082093
9780805082098
Branch Call Number: 910.4 THO
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 21 cm

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boonerator Mar 26, 2011

Hunteresque as in Thompson is apt, very funny combination of memoir, travel guides and expose. Lots of drinking and discomfort but it brings back memories of that late teens early 20's travel we did.

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