Jessica's Reviews > Pass the Butterworms: Remote Journeys Oddly Rendered

Pass the Butterworms by Tim Cahill
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Apr 26, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: good-for-travel, humorous, non-fiction, page-turner, personal
Read in March, 2011

My cousin picked this up for me at a garage sale because the description on the back mentions Mongolia. This book is a collection of travel stories in places most people wouldn't get to, often because they can only be reached by kayaking for several days. Reading his adventure in Mongolia gave a good reference point because I could see he was culturally aware and saw the non-touristy aspects. He adds humor into disgusting and dangerous situations, the only way to really deal with them. I will never go visit cannibals, but enjoyed virtually going with him. It's a joy to read someone who has been lucky enough to find a "job" doing what they love.

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