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Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? by Thomas Kohnstamm
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Jul 01, 08

bookshelves: memoirs, non-fiction
Recommended for: cynics who think it's all rigged, people who like sex and drugs
Read in July, 2008

I didn't get much from this book except that Tommy did a lot of drugs and had a lot of sex while he was supposed to be writing for Lonely Planet. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy the book, it just wasn't what I expected.

I also wonder how much of his inspiration comes from his travels, and how much inspiration comes from Jayson Blair or James Frey. I mean, the Author's Note even says, "...it was necessary to omit certain events, rearrange and compress chronology, and combine a few of the characters. ...much of the dialogue and many emails have been re-created." Besides, if he Blaired it for LP, why shouldn't he do it in this book?
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