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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Inkwater Press; 2nd edition (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159299329X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592993291
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,424,859 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dave Fox's writing is hilarious ... It's rare to find a person who has such unique stories to tell and can write about them to boot. --Time Bete, Director of the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop

About the Author

Dave Fox is an award-winning humor and travel writer, and public speaker. He also spends several months in Europe each year as a tour guide for Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door. A former news anchor for Wisconsin Public Radio, he has written for a variety of newspapers, magazines, and book publishers including Rick Steves, Lonely Planet, Transitions Abroad, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Portland Oregonian, among others. His writing has also appeared in letters to his mother, though not often enough if you ask her.

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Dave Fox is an award-winning travel and humor writer. He has lived in Norway, England, and Turkey, and visited more than 50 countries on five continents. He currently lives in Singapore.

"I'm fascinated with the psychology of travel," Dave says, "...with how we view ourselves when we're in a foreign place."

In 2004, Dave won the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop Book Proposal Contest sponsored by the University of Dayton, Ohio. His resulting collection of travel humor essays, "Getting Lost: Mishaps of an Accidental Nomad," was originally published in 2006 by AuthorHouse Books. A second, re-edited and improved edition was published in 2008 by Inkwater Press, along with Dave's second book, "Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have time to enjoy your trip!)"

A former news anchor for Wisconsin Public Radio, Dave has contributed to books by Rick Steves and Lonely Planet. He also guided tours in Europe for Rick Steves' travel company from 1995 to 2011. His writing has appeared in travel magazines such as Transitions Abroad, Trips, Big World, and Silver Kris (Singapore Airlines' in-flight magazine), and in newspapers including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Portland Oregonian, Dallas Morning News, and Wisconsin State Journal. He has appeared on the History Channel travel program, Weird U.S., as an authority on Scandinavian-American culture, and has been an opening speaker for Princess Märtha-Louise of Norway.

Dave's travel journaling classes have been recommended in the Wall Street Journal. He is available to teach classes in travel journaling, humor writing, and a variety of other topics, and to deliver humorous keynotes that are both laughter-inducing and inspiring.

In 2011, Dave moved to Singapore where he is currently based. He offers online travel and humor writing courses, and has founded Globejotting.com, his "home for global storytelling," featuring travel and humor tales, and tips to help others write their own stories.

You can contact Dave via his website: Globejotting.com.

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Dave Fox's stories had me laughing out loud.
coachwriter
During the 2 weeks that we traveled around Europe with Dave he told some great stories and has a very good sense of humor.
Steven Paulus
"Getting Lost" definitely goes on my top 10 list for this year!
J. Meyer

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By coachwriter on August 23, 2006
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Dave Fox's stories had me laughing out loud. And any book that can do that is worth having.

I've done a lot of traveling myself and can appreciate Fox's take on it. Most often, visiting a foreign land is not a life and death experience although it can feel like one and certainly several times WAS for Fox. I loved traveling vicariously with him--all the pleasure without the personal pain!

Fox is a freelance writer and works for the Rick Steves travel organization. After zipping through his book, I might be more inclined to read more of his stories than to sign on his next trip!

If you're looking for a book to top off your summer reading, this is one to enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Howard G. Franklin on December 4, 2007
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The best way to summarize my feelings about LETTING GO is to say that it is a totally enjoyable read. It's witty. It's clever. It's funny. And it's informative.

Dave Fox has a gift for sharing his travel adventures with the reader. His personal style combines with a warm and very active sense of humor to place the reader right alongside Dave as he explores, for example, the ancient and mysterious streets of Istanbul, allowing one to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a foreign culture.

You laugh. You learn. You laugh some more. And you don't want it to end.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Schuyler T. Wallace VINE VOICE on August 14, 2006
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Many things can go wrong when traveling. Dave Fox seems to have a penchant for finding them, living through them, laughing about them, and then telling others about them. He's daring, foolhardy, and funny. I enjoyed his book but came away with a nagging question; how can anybody get so fouled up mentally and physically and go back for more? Play on, Dave.

Schuyler T. Wallace
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Meyer on December 22, 2007
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This is the sort of book that - for me - is great to read just a few chapters right before sleep, in hopes of conjuring up travel dreams. "Getting Lost" brought back so many forgotten travel memories of my own, as well as inspired me to plan for some long-overdue travel this coming year. Read this book! And be ready for some good laughs. "Getting Lost" definitely goes on my top 10 list for this year!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debbie S. Glade on September 28, 2011
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Let me define my idea of a really good book.

In order for a book to be considered "really good," I must be so into reading it that I completely forget about all the work I should be doing instead of reading. While reading Getting Lost: Mishaps of an Accidental Nomad, I sort of forgot to get out of bed until 11:30 in the morning. Unfortunately for me this was a Monday.

Getting Lost: Mishaps of an Accidental Nomad is an honest, forthright account of the author's many travel adventures, from childhood to present day. It's easy to read, flows well, and the author did a marvelous job of leaving mundane details out of it. Every chapter tells a complete story of one of Dave's real life journeys and leaves you feeling like you went along for the ride. From age 8 to adulthood, you become part of this world traveler's apprehension as he throws himself into (or his parents throw him into) unfamiliar territory time and time again. His bravery is to be commended. Best of all, Dave unfolds his adventures using a subtle, witty sense of humor. The optimal way to describe it is to say he makes light of otherwise sticky situations in a way that will make you chuckle out loud, and at the same time, you as a reader, will never be offended.

What makes this book really unique is that there are some small drawings with handwritten sidebar notes, much like a real travel journal might be. Dave starts his book by taking you to England, where at age 8, he lived for a year with his family and was faced with wearing tights for the school play.
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