Smile When Youre Lying
Confessions of A Rogue Travel WriterBook - 2007
"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
Branch Call Number: 910.4 THO
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 21 cm