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Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive!: True stores from a curious traveler (The Curious Traveler) by [Laurie McAndish King]

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Editorial Reviews


Part cultural tour, part prayer to the natural world... circles the globe with lively adventures and intimate insights.
--Publisher's Weekly

An engaging ... journey that brings other cultures alive.
--Kirkus Reviews

"French Kiss" is sexy and funny--a great combination.
--Jim Benning, Co-founder and co-editor, World Hum

King's description of eating figs in southern Italy is luscious. I included an excerpt from her moment of 'gustatory ecstasy' in my book on writing as an example of succulence.
--Laura Deutsch, 
Author, Writing from the Senses

From the Back Cover

King brings uncommon heart and soul to her travel stories.... From start to finish, Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive! is a rollicking ride."
Michael Shapiro

A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration

A delicious feast for the curious mind.... With insight and a ready wit,King takes you with her to hidden worlds, survives close encounters, and offers moving meditations on nature and life.
Joanna Biggar

That Paris Year

Member, The Society of Women Geographers

Lively and intimate vignettes ... read like a close friend's postcards-turned-keepsakes. A suspenseful and joyous romp around the world!
Tressa Berman, Ph.D
Anthropologist and 

Whether she is lost in a parallel universe, kidnapped in the scorching Tunisian desert, or eaten alive by the blood-sucking denizens of tropical north Queensland, King's stories--poignant, quirky, and often quite funny--are always inspiring and entertaining.

Join the fun studying French kissing in Paris ... tracking lions on foot in Botswana ... searching for signs of an erotic goddess in Ireland ... marrying a Maasai warrior in Kenya ... chasing lemurs in Madagascar ... sampling the world's most expensive coffee in Bali ... and eating her way across southern Italy.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00LKRX43W
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Destination Insights (July 5, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 5, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5989 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 284 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0985267275
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

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Laurie McAndish King

Laurie McAndish King writes about 20-foot-long Australian earthworms, being rescued from a kidnapper in Tunisia, and an Ivy League astrophysicist’s explanation of how flying saucers are powered—not your typical travel writing. That’s probably why Kirkus Reviews hails her as “an author with an eye for the quirky.” Her stories—poignant, insightful and often quite funny—are always inspiring and entertaining.

King’s award-winning essays and photography have appeared in Smithsonian magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Travelers’ Tales’ The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Lonely Planet’s The Kindness of Strangers, and other magazines and literary anthologies.

Laurie grew up in rural Iowa, studied biology and philosophy at Cornell College, and has traveled in forty countries. She observes with an eye for natural science, and writes with the heart of a philosopher. Her most recent book, “An Elephant Ate My Arm: More True Stories from a Curious Traveler,” will be published in May, 2021.

The second of the three-book “Curious Traveler” series, “Your Crocodile has Arrived: More True Stories from a Curious Traveler,” was called “thoroughly engrossing” by the Midwest Book Review and earned a first-place Independent Press Award.

A story in King’s first book, “Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive, True Stories from a Curious Traveler” won a Lowell Thomas Gold Award—the highest honor in American travel writing. This book also won honors from the North American Book Awards, the San Francisco Book Festival, and others.

Laurie also wrote An Erotic Alphabet (for which she was dubbed “The Shel Silverstein of Erotica”) and co-edited two books in the Hot Flashes Sexy Little Stories and Poems series. She lives in northern California.

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