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In the pages of this book you'll meet the queen of the Ecuadorian prison system, the Dalai Lama, Dick Cheney, a swami from Katmandu who makes his living picking up large stones with his penis, yak herders, tunnel rats, 300 pound go-go girls, deep sea divers, drug dealers, stock car drivers, Indonesian princes, Bolivian miners, beanheads, powder monkeys, hookers and saints. Between the stories the author gives advice to would-be travelers, describes six tropical paradises where you can live comfortably on five hundred dollars a month, and includes his personal lists of the best things in the world. Mr. Linnemeier hails from the Hoosier state. Today he treads the path of moderation, living contentedly in a small town, surrounded by friends and family. He claims to have abandoned most of his previous vices, and has the stated aim of dying peacefully in bed at ninety five. In his own words, "I'm not the kind of person that men automatically defer to. I don't usually make women's hearts beat faster when they see me across a crowded room."
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By Crispin on 08-21-17
Average American's 100 places to see before you die
This is the competitive travel by numbers style of travel. For me travel is about the characters and interactions not how many cool destinations I can rack up. This is a materialistic list that predictably includes coffee in Paris with the Herald Tribune, Jim Morrisons grave, Spiritual excursions to India etc. If you are into a Lonely Planet style 100/1000 places things to do list this is the book for you
By Neil on 11-22-16
Completely inspiring.. fascinating..
Told in his own voice, very naturally which just makes it soo easy to listen to.