Richard Grant


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Richard Grant is a freelance British travel writer based in Arizona. He was born in Malaysia, lived in Kuwait as a boy and then moved to London. He went to school in Hammersmith and received a history degree from University College, London. After graduation he worked as a security guard, a janitor, a house painter and a club DJ before moving to America where he lived a nomadic life in the American West, eventually settling in Tucson, Arizona, as a base from which to travel. He supported himself by writing articles for Men's Journal, Esquire and Details, among others.

His third book Crazy River: Exploration and Folly in East Africa (2011) is about Grant's travels in harrowing situations around East Africa, including an attempt at the first de
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Dispatches from Pluto: Lost...

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God's Middle Finger: Into t...

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American Nomads: Travels wi...

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Crazy River: Exploration an...

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Bandit Roads

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Africa: Geographies of Change

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Globalizing City: The Urban...

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The I Ching: Images of Psyc...

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My Alcoholic Treatment Cure...

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Japanese Foreign Policy

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“At the same time I grew increasingly dissatisfied and irritable with what we are prone to call normal life. Except for wine, music, and books, I disliked shopping. Television grated on my nerves, the commercials in particular, so I got rid of the television. I found it harder and harder to rouse any interest in sports, celebrities, electronic gadgets, the chatter of the culture, the latest this or that. Nor did I have any desire to own a house, or get rich, or start a family. I wanted to keep traveling and see the world, live an eventful, unpredictable life with as much personal freedom as possible, and have a few adventures along the way.”
Richard Grant, God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre

“It’s why the Delta doesn’t progress. It’s not having anything, and not really wanting anything, because that would mean change. That would mean taking on more responsibility. Too many of our people are not interested in progress and change.”
Richard Grant, Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta

“that it was good for different cultures to come together, and chip away at human prejudice one party at a time.”
Richard Grant, Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta



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