Reading this book, you'll learn many lessons that you may or may not find applicable to your own life. When a crocodile drags you underwater by the arm, roll with it so the arm doesn't separate from your body right away. When you stay up all night protecting baby turtles, try to be philosophical when the dog eats all of them. And when you're burning a huge ball of used toilet paper on a windy day, get the fire going as quickly as possible.
Pototschnik imagines that the trip might help him answer the question, "Who is this being that calls himself Lance Pototschnik? And what the hell will he do with his life?" I won't spoil the fun by telling you whether he gets the answer. But I know what I want him to do with his life. I want him to write, to keep writing, and to never stop writing. He may not be the best turtle wrangler or toilet paper igniter you ever met, but he is one of the most entertaining memoirists I've encountered in my own long life.