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Amazing Adventures of a Nobody: A Life Changing Journey Across America Relying on the Kindness of Strangers

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Aired in 100 Countries Around the World! From the star of the Fox Reality and National Geographic Channel's Adventures of a Nobody In a time of economic anxiety, global terror, and shaken confidence, the Star of the National Geographic Channel's Adventures of a Nobody, Leon Logothetis, shows us what is good about mankind: the simple calling people have to connect to others ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Bettie Young's Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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This was a very light, not very deep, read - just as I expected it would be. Parts of it were enjoyable and reaffirmed the fact that people are mostly kind and good. Other parts of it seemed very contrived and convenient, and set of my "yeah, right" reaction. It just seemed a little too convenient that the author was able to find a place to sleep so easily in every city he ended up in. It just doesn't seem to me that people would be that willing to give food, shelter, and transportation to a com ...more
I liked Logothetis's message, and I appreciate an inspirational tale of finding oneself. But I think I was a bit skeptical of this whole journey; Logothetis does not entirely explain how he came to have his own television show, or why it was necessary for him to have a tv crew follow him around on this soul-searching expedition. I wondered how many of these interactions and acts of kindness would have happened had a tv crew not been present, or had Logothetis not had an English accent (I know, t ...more
Susan Botich
I loved this book from the first page to the last. I was with Leon every step of the way; laughing, sometimes getting choked up, feeling anxious, exuberant, contemplative, and victorious with each experience he shared. I highly recommend this book! Kudos to Leon for writing his story honestly and writing it with tenderness and great humor!
Matt Clutter
Eh. It's a little annoying to read about this guy having a life epiphany every chapter. It becomes repetitive. And it's one thing to taut this book as one man's journey to discover the "the kindness of strangers in America," but it's another to do it with a camera crew in tow. That's like cheating.
This book is amazing; I highly recommend it to anyone who feels like they're in a rut, or they don't believe that people can be kind anymore. I can tell that it's going to be the kind of book that I go back to when I'm having a bad day.
The best Adventure.
Wendy Hines
When Leon hits his mid-life crisis, he decides the best way to handle things is to meet the world head on. He leaves behind his family, job and life in England to come to the United States. This book chronicles his adventure across the US from New York to the famed Hollywood sign. Giving himself the budget of five dollars a day, he has to get across the country by depending on the generosity of complete strangers. What ensues is not only a life-changing experience, but one that opens his eyes to ...more
Allizabeth Collins

After watching Motorcycle Diaries, Leon Logothetis decided to change his life drastically by leaving his family in England and traveling through the United States. The catch? He wanted to get from point A (New York) to point B (California) on a budget of five dollars per day, while relying on the kindness of strangers for food, lodging, and transportation. No phone, no car, no extra cash - just a backpack and his belief in the goodness of humanity... This is his story.


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'I was at the mercy of the one thing no human can go without for long: relationships.'

AMAZING ADVENTURES OF A NOBODY is that kind of book that is infectious: once the reader reads the first page the drive to follow this extraordinary tale has begun and attempting to put the book aside for spot reading is impossible. Leon Logothetis has not only found clues to the path of rediscovering humanity thought withered, he proved himself a powerful writer. Very briefly the book relates the adventures of
Christie Cote
The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody by Leon Logothetis

Leon decided after watching Motorcycle Diaries to change his life drastically. He decided to go to New York and travel to California and touch the Hollywood sign. He planned to travel with only five dollars a day and without a car or phone or anything else other than his backpack. To do this he had to depend on the kindness of strangers in a world where we are taught at a young age not to talk to strangers. In a world where every time we turn
Jeff Lenhart
This was a book that I had trouble putting down! Leon Logothetis does a great job of telling his story of his journey across America, relying on kindness!
Leon has inspired me in many ways! I strongly encourage everyone to read this book and his newest book, "The Kindness Diaries!"
Both books have inspired me, and I know they will inspire you!!
Debra Lowman
After watching Motorcycle Diaries, Leon decides to leave the UK and travel to the states. There he goes from NYC to Hollywood to touch the sign depending completely on the generosity of strangers and $5 a day. The rules are simple, only $5 cash a day, given to him by his team, and he can only accept goods, no cash. For example, someone can buy him a ticket, a sandwich, a hotel room, but no money can be accepted.

His diary ensues. It is funny, touching, a bit unnerving at times as not too far int
I had a realization that I'm overly cynical, also I'm trying to find happiness and positivity in life. This book provides some guidance, though at times it felt a bit hokey and slow. But it's an easy read. Just have fun with it.
Didn't like it. Read up to the page 20 and realized that am not interested in the author's future.
Holland Saltsman
GREAT book about Leon Logothetis (from England) who lands in NYC and with great intention, makes his way to LA on $5/day. Leon must rely on the kindness of strangers and with grand adventures, he makes his way across the US. I know 5 stars is a bit much but maybe I'm easily swayed as I got the chance to meet Leon yesterday in St. Louis and catch a ride in his Kindness Cab Absolutely amazing fella with an amazing spirit and an amazing goal of bringing more kindness into ou ...more
Amazing read from start to finish. What a guy!

Leon recently invited me to write a guest blog for his site and I could pick anything that inspired me as the topic. I picked travelogues and you can read it here so if you liked Leon's book you might like this:
I didn't realize that this was a TV series. Anyway, I thought that the idea was interesting and I enjoyed following his experiences. I thought that he was a little self-centered to go off and expect people to help him along without giving anything back, but I loved that others helped him. There is a little language in this book...
Rachel Pelham
A good book, truly. It got a little redundant and sappy at some points, but otherwise, Logothetis proves to be an awesome adventurer.
Charming & entertaining, and some surprisingly deep questions and moments. I really enjoyed it!
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Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker & philanthropist. It wasn't always that way. He used to be a broker in the city of London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. This radical life change was inspired by the inspirational movie The Motorcycle Diaries.

The days of living and working behind his 'slab of wood' (or de
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