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Adventures of a Continental Drifter : An Around-the-World Excursion into Weirdness, Danger, Lust, and the Perils of Street Food
Adventures of a Continental Drifter An Around-the-World Excursion into Weirdness Danger Lust and the Perils of Street Food
Author: Elliott Hester
In October 2002, Elliott Hester sold his car, abandoned his apartment, and took off alone on a trip around the world, during which he drifted to over fifty destinations. Elliott's tales about his travels range from the bizarre to the hilarious to the flat-out shocking. Travel with him as he: —
  • Chases off transvestites in the South Pac...  more »
  • Gets drunk on Estonian moonshine at the maker's eightieth birthday party
  • Impersonates Samuel L. Jackson at the 38th International Film Festival in the Czech Republic
  • Ponders the Finnish tradition of sprinting from steamy sauna to plunge into the frigid Baltic Sea -- naked!
  • And much more.


Only an around-the-world excursion could produce such outlandish, hair-raising, hysterical adventures. And only Elliott Hester could make such vivid observations and write such vibrant insights about life -- and people -- on the road. 
ISBN-13: 9780312312411
ISBN-10: 0312312415
Publication Date: 9/1/2005
Pages: 320
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3.2 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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I laughed so hard I got an ab workout! I loved hearing about his adventures abroad, although I'd rather be living some of them myself. If you can't travel then reading about it by a great writer is the next best thing.
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As Chuck Klosterman is to music and pop culture, Elliot Hester is to traveling. One hysterical trip around the world!
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I thought it was interesting that the author would drop everything just to travel the world with nothing really more then some extra clothes and some cash! Most of the events that happen to him while traveling are pretty funny, but some of them are kind of disturbing.
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I thought this would be a great book - I love to read books on other's travels. However I was very disappointed - I could not even finish this book. The author's observations on other people are just plain mean and I have never been a fan of reading other people's erotic fantasies. This is a horrid book.


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