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Man, Dog, Bike: A Ride Between Head and Heart, via India

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“Man, Dog, Bike” is an evocative and comedic travel memoir about a disenchanted Australian musician on a journey to exhale the soul-decaying poison of routine and inhale the freedom of unhindered existence.

David Kerrigan is going through a quarter life crisis. He’s next in line for the house, wife, 2½ kids, dog, fish and the office job. He sometimes has trouble breathing.
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 434 pages
Published April 26th 2017
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David Kerrigan
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Yes, it's my own book. But surely my reader-self is allowed to give my writer-self 5 stars, right?

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Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
To be fair, I know the author. This book was an ideal blend of charm, self-deprecating humor and biting sarcasm, which in itself is exactly the descriptors I would use for the author. At times I was laughing out loud, and at other times I was holding back tears in the break room at lunch. Kerrigan's experiences were told so vividly that I could smell the sweat, dirt, and exotic food during his travels. I could feel the exhaustion, sexual tension, and calm as he described. The build up to his bre ...more
Serena Stewart
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Fabulous read! The author is phenomenal!
Briar Nehill
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For me, Kerrigan has really hit the mark in the keen insights and technicolor observations in the tale of his transformative journey through India over a five month period. A naturally gifted story-teller, he has embraced the task of recounting a massive life adventure from the inside out, which is no mean feat-. He brings us in, innocently, as he began his journey, with minimal expectations and forethought. Then he takes us on the ride of his very sharp learning curve through India, from the no ...more
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant read. A wonderful combination of fast-paced adventure, touching moments, Indian wisdom and general thoughts about travel, language, and human values and search for self-fulfillment. I loved every single word of it and it's the only book, I think, that I read from the very first word to the very last - yes, that includes the very funny Australian glossary of slang, terms and things, as well as the long list of Thanks.
I know the author and was very eager to read this, and can genuinely
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is an epic road trip that captures an emotional and physical journey juxtaposing raw vulnerability with gritty self-determination. The storytelling has a connectedness that makes you feel you are traveling alongside him sharing every sight, smell, and feeling. The writing has energy, honesty, and an ever-present laconic sense of humour that often belies the intensity of the lived experience. A great read this book is an ode to living life consciously, bravely and with a desire to draw ...more
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David Kerrigan is a Singer/ Guitarist/ Songwriter from Melbourne Australia, who became an author by accident.

As a first generation Australian, he’s the son of an Irish father and a Maltese mother. He’s travelled to over 45 countries: having often earned his way by playing live music. By definition of taxpayer, he’s officially lived in the UK and the USA.

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