Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?

  • by Thomas Kohnstamm
  • Narrated by Paul Boehmer
  • 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For those who think that travel guidebooks are the gospel truth.
Wanted: Travel Writer for Brazil
Qualifications Required:
Decisiveness: the ability to desert your entire previous life - including a well-salaried office job, attractive girlfriend, and basic sanity for less than minimum wage.
Attention to detail: The skill to research northeastern Brazil, including transportation, restaurants, hotels, culture, customs, and language, while juggling sleep deprivation, nonstop nightlife, and excessive alcohol consumption
Creativity: The imagination to write about places you never actually visit
Resourcefulness: Utilizing persuasion, seduction, and threats, when necessary, to secure a place to stay for the evening once your pitiable advance has been (mis)spent
Resilience: determination to overcome setbacks such as bankruptcy, disillusionment, and an ill-fated one-night stand with an Austrian flight attendant
As Kohnstamm comes to personal terms with each of these job requirements, he unveils the underside of the travel industry and its often-harrowing effect on writers, travelers, and the destinations themselves. Moreover, he invites us into his world of compromising and scandalous situations in one of the most exciting countries as he races against an impossible deadline.

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Amazing book had hardcover had to buy audio

If you could sum up Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? in three words, what would they be?

Honest take on Travel


What did you like best about this story?

Dude is legit traveller sarcastic writing


What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

Mm sounds like a robot


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I had time yeah


Any additional comments?

Don't buy it if u r touchy feels about sex comments it's not pg rated

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- alexukie "Montreal tech recruiter IT headhunter, vivid cyclist and snowboarder. Lived in Ottawa, Toronto and Kiev, UA. Featured in NY Times and Wired!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios