Smile When You're Lying

Smile When You're Lying

Confessions of A Rogue Travel Writer

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Offers a gritty, no-holds-barred look at the darker side of the roving experience, reflecting on the effects of globalization on the casual traveler and revealing a treasury of insider travel industry secrets.

McMillan Palgrave

From Bangkok to Bogotá, a hilarious behind-the-brochures tour of picture-perfect locales, dangerous destinations, and overrated hellholes from a guy who knows the truth about travel

Travel writer, editor, and photographer Chuck Thompson has spent more than a decade traipsing through thirty-five (and counting) countries across the globe, and he's had enough. Enough of the half-truths demanded by magazine editors, enough of the endlessly recycled clichés regarded as good travel writing, and enough of the ugly secrets fiercely guarded by the travel industry. But mostly, he's had enough of returning home from assignments and leaving the most interesting stories and the most provocative insights on the editing-room floor. From getting swindled in Thailand to running afoul of customs inspectors in Belarus, from defusing hostile Swedish rockers backstage in Germany to a closed-door meeting with travel execs telling him why he's about to be fired once again, Thompson's no-holds-barred style is refreshing, invigorating, and all those other adjectives travel writers use to describe spa vacations where the main attraction is a daily colonic.

Smile When You're Lying takes readers on an irresistible series of adventures in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond; details the effects of globalization on the casual traveler and ponders the future of travel as we know it; and offers up a treasure trove of travel-industry secrets collected throughout a decidedly speckled career.



Baker
& Taylor

Offers a gritty, no-holds-barred look at the darker side of the roving experience, presenting a whimsical chronicle of his adventures in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond; reflecting on the effects of globalization on the casual traveler; and revealing a treasury of insider travel industry secrets. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Holt Paperbacks, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805082098
0805082093
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 21 cm

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boonerator Mar 26, 2011

Hunteresque as in Thompson is apt, very funny combination of memoir, travel guides and expose. Lots of drinking and discomfort but it brings back memories of that late teens early 20's travel we did.

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