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Destitute Dan: The Big Pacific Wake Up (Part 1) [Kindle Edition]

Daniel Newcomer
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Book Description

No matter what Dan tries to do in his life, he always finds a great way to mess it all up, and since usually he comes through alive and breathing, the ideas of grandeur, adventure, and love keep him moving forward with his head held high and his feet taking one step after another as he journeys to a small village in East Java, Indonesia, to work as an ESL teacher. With only the idea of a great adventure while trying to find something interesting to kick off his career as a writer, Dan accepts a rather dodgy job to travel across the world for the first time in his life

“I could feel an experience revolution somewhere inside of me; dissidents of the old me were waiving red and gold flags, while the kings and queens that once defined the person that I was were lined up in single file lines and waiting to be beheaded. I was changing.”

Destitute Dan – The Big Pacific Wake Up is a story about discovering yourself through an incredible adventure of love, heartache, and going through life while making poor decisions and regrettable choices due to great bouts of naivety and a desire for supreme adventure. Dan walked on a plane in Chicago completely blacked out on whiskey, and he woke up over the wide Pacific Ocean where a new life was awaiting him.

While the newness of experience that began to dawn on Dan, he began to slowly realize that the world he held in his mind was much different than the one in reality, and the only person to stop him from doing the things that he wanted was himself. Although he was looking for adventure, adventure decided to come to him in a way that he never expected when he came across the only other foreigner in town, an from this person Dan’s life would start to change in ways that he would have never expected. However, can Dan control himself when love for a beautiful woman comes into contact with his destitute nature?

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Product Details

  • File Size: 333 KB
  • Print Length: 62 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: LitePublishing; 1 edition (November 7, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A806LX2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,239,084 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Experience through travel February 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book because I once worked with the Author and found out though social media that he had published. I wasn't sure what I was in for but was pleasantly surprised at the adventure Dan took me and his other readers through. I felt like I was right there by his side watching him grow from an adolescent to a responsible adult. Once I began reading I could not put the Kindle down; read the book in one sitting.

I was excited to hear about the wonderful and terrible, yet still educating, experiences he has been through since I've been his co-worker. His stories brought me back in time to when I was traveling and going through similar situations. I'm not going to lie; it made me a little jealous that I haven't traveled in some time now. Hopefully it will inspire me to plan a trip.

If you enjoy reading about travel and the realization self-growth you will love this book. I can't wait to read part 2 and find out more about Dan's travels and experiences. Keep that pen full of ink Dan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! December 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
great book about a young man trying to find his way in life. The authors ability to foreshadow his next new life experience leaves you wanting more. Can't wait to read the next installment about Dan and his new love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Beauty of Reality in a book December 12, 2012
By SungLee
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is about life. I love how easily I could relate to Dan, everybody who wants to get more out of life or is bored with his life will definitely find the humor in this book very entertaining. It is an inspiration to always charge head on with life!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book To Read! December 5, 2012
By baller
Format:Kindle Edition
As I read through the excerpt of this book, I find myself sympathizing with Dan. That is why I did not hesitate to order a copy of this kindle edition. Even if we do not admit it, each of us will come to a point in our lives where we can relate with destituteness. The storyline of this book makes the idea bearable and in some ways fun. The adventures and misadventures of Dan is enough to prove that being broke shouldn't stop anyone from living life!
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More About the Author

Daniel Newcomer (1988- ) was born in Monroe, Wisconsin to a loving family. From a young age he had always kept his nose deep into books, reading everything from the Goosebump series to Lord of the Rings and Count of Monte Cristo. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin where he studied International Studies, journalism, and psychology. While in University he wrote about state politics for his university newspaper, and after graduation in 2011 he traveled overseas to South East Asia where he wrote travel articles for two papers in Indonesia while detailing both fictional and non-fictional accounts of his adventures.


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