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The World, According to Bone
July 13, 2014
I know a rich man who has been around the world 22 times (he sells jets in Dubai) who has never had as much fun as Robert W. Bone, the New York Times’ best-selling author whose new memoir, is a jolly global romp Hunter Thompson decades ago urged him to write - and Bone did at last.
His epic memoir takes you on a journey with good wife Sarah, and cats (always a good idea), and kids on a lifelong nomadic adventure, and wonder of all is, at 80 something, he still wanders, taking notes and photos, explaining the world at large in a few words, one story at a time.
I laugh now recalling our good times together in Kyoto and Nagoya. When he hit the Pachinko jackpot.
Other travel writers escape to complain, or go inside their mind to seek answers to life.
Bone delivers a straight ahead agile account of his life of adventure and reveals how he got away with it. When the getting was good.
Reading Bone is like sitting down over a Fosters in the Nuku'alofa Club and asking: Where have you been lately?.
In his remarkable memoir Bone, the last of the old-time travel writers, tells a great story on himself.
I hear him chuckling now. Hunter Thompson, too.
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