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Getting Lost: Mishaps of an Accidental Nomad

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  26 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"When you travel, things go wrong." That might not sound like uplifting advice, but in this hilarious collection of stories about mishaps in faraway places, award winning humorist Dave Fox proves otherwise. At age eight, Dave moves to England and nearly starts a riot in Northern Africa. As a nerdy teenager, he smuggles illegal radio equipment into Finland on his way to spe ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Authorhouse (first published 2006)
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Andrew
Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a professional tour guide, Dave Fox’s travel philosophy (articulated on page 7) is “When you travel, things go wrong.” Not that he necessarily thinks that this is a bad thing...on the contrary, it is often exactly when things go wrong during a trip that we learn the most about the places we visit. And the entire point of traveling is to learn about other places and other people.

This book is a memoir of the author’s earliest travel experiences, which helped lead him on the path that ended with
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Lori Anderson
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Absolutely hilarious! This is a guy I'd love to swap travel stories with. Thanks, Book Club, for introducing this book!

Highly recommended.


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Shane
Apr 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Bit of a laugh this book. I bought it along with the Journalling book by the same author. Nice and easy to read. Sounds like he had fun!
Marcela
Sep 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like his way of telling his stories. Humorous and enticing at the same time. He always makes me want to travel more
Brandon Barney
Jul 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Brandon by: My Mother
A great read for anyone who has ever gone abroad, or wishes to.
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Oct 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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This book had my laughing from start to finish. I've been reading stories to my friends. Dave Fox is a great humor writer.
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