"In his beautifully written memoir...he relays these memories with neither bitterness nor self-serving pity--just a good dose of humor and intelligence...He shares thoughtful insight into Fiji's exotic history and society...Off-the-charts hysterical.
An unabashed, candid memoir that continually entertains and educates."
--KIRKUS REVIEWS"An eye-opening story about love, loss, and discrimination...Not only is this an exciting memoir, but it's a great modern day Romeo and Juliet tale. You can tell that this book was a passionate labor of love. Each page is as addicting as the last, with great emotional elements driving the story.
This is a great book for those looking for a well-rounded love story with a few laughs and a lot of heart." Five Stars.
--SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW
"Lutwick's memoir is a fun romp through the tropics, featuring forbidden love and outrageous cross-cultural miscommunications. Part South Pacific
and part adventure comedy, Lutwick's book is all heart.
I cheered for him every step of the way."
--JULIA SCHEERES, Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus Land and A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown
"...entertaining and thought provoking...This is a fine example of what a memoir can be...episodic, fast paced chapters. Once I started, I could not stop and yet, found myself thinking about his story and its themes long after the highlighted passages began to fade.
If you enjoy a roller-coaster memoir, you'll love Dodging Machetes. It will probably win awards. Five stars. "
--PEACE CORPS WORLDWIDE by LAWRENCE F. LIHOSIT, author of the bible on Peace Corps memoirs, Peace Corps Experience: Write and Publish Your Memoir
From the Author
Dodging Machetes was edited by Jordan Rosenfeld, author of Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time.
Her book reviews are regularly featured on The California Report
, a news-magazine produced by NPR-affiliate KQED radio.