The Sex Lives Of Cannibals

The Sex Lives Of Cannibals
Author: J Maarten Troost
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-05-25
ISBN: 1407069209
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sex Lives Of Cannibals Book Excerpt:

Fantasized about quitting the 9-5? Walking away from credit card debt and student loans? Think living in the South Pacific for two years sounds like a perfect solution and perhaps even a winning idea for your first novel? Maarten Troost does just that, setting up as a devil-may-care islander while his girlfriend, Sylvia, gets to work on saving the planet, or at least a little part of it on an end-of-the-world atoll, Tarawa. Life on Tarawa resembles not so much paradise as a theatre of the absurd where planes fly with the aid of masking tape, Coconut Stalinism prevails as national government and Sylvia is co-opted by the CIA to spy on the Chinese. But abandoning continental hang-ups like barbequeing the local dogs and watching on as international industrial fishing trawlers plunder the world's richest tuna supply aren't so easy. Perhaps only by following the locals and letting go, one just might find a better way to live...

The Sex Lives of Cannibals

The Sex Lives of Cannibals
Author: J. Maarten Troost
Publsiher: Doubleday UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780385606431
Category: Ethnology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sex Lives of Cannibals Book Excerpt:

Let me say at the top that I didn't have a particularly good reason for moving to Tarawa, a small island in the Republic of Kiribati. There was nothing Quaker-ish, Thoreau-ish or even Gaughin-ish about my taking a little leave from western civilisation which I though was fine mostly, particularly as manifested ion certain parts of Italy...To picture Kiribati, imagine that the continental US were to conveniently disappear, leaving only Baltimore and a vast swathe of very blue ocean in its place. Now chop up Baltimore into 33 pieces, place a neighbourhood where Maine used to be, another where California once was, and so on until you have 33 pieces of Baltimore dispersed in such a way that 32/33 Baltimorians will never attend an Orioles game again. Now take away electricity, running water, tollets, television, restaurants, building and aeroplanes (except for two very old prop planes tended by people who have no word for 'maintenance'). Replace with thatch. Flatten all the land into a uniform two feet above sea level. Toy with islands by melting polar ice caps. Add palm trees. Sprinkle with hepatitis A, B and C. Stir in dengue fever and intestinal parasites. Take away doctors. Isolate

The Sex Life of Food

The Sex Life of Food
Author: Bunny Crumpacker
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN: 1429903325
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sex Life of Food Book Excerpt:

"The sex life of food" doesn't mean that the strawberries have fallen in love with the oatmeal. It's a look at food—and sex—and how they go together in our daily lives much more often than we realize. There are so many ways that hunger and desire act on each other, and so many things that can influence our preferences. Not only are people moved by the taste, texture, and the shapes of the food they eat, but even the names of some dishes can kindle hunger—of both kinds—in some. As the author writes, "Sometimes cooking is foreplay, eating is making love, and doing the dishes is the morning after." The many things Bunny Crumpacker shares with the readers of her fascinating book almost could have inspired her to write a novel, sending Adam and Eve (with their apple) traveling through history as the icons of our passions. Instead, she has gone far beyond the obvious to bring us unexpected and tantalizing knowledge of how much and in how many surprising ways we assuage our hunger for both food and sex and how where there's one, there is often the other. The result is a continued delight. There's history and humor, obvious connections and truly amazing ones. The author enlightens us on a myriad of topics, including food in fairy tales, what politicians eat, comfort food, and manners at the table. But enough! There's too much to say. Turn the pages and let Bunny Crumpacker introduce you to The Sex Life of Food.

Lost on Planet China

Lost on Planet China
Author: J. Maarten Troost
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-07-08
ISBN: 0767930010
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost on Planet China Book Excerpt:

The bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals returns with a sharply observed, hilarious account of his adventures in China—a complex, fascinating country with enough dangers and delicacies to keep him, and readers, endlessly entertained. Maarten Troost has charmed legions of readers with his laugh-out-loud tales of wandering the remote islands of the South Pacific. When the travel bug hit again, he decided to go big-time, taking on the world’s most populous and intriguing nation. In Lost on Planet China, Troost escorts readers on a rollicking journey through the new beating heart of the modern world, from the megalopolises of Beijing and Shanghai to the Gobi Desert and the hinterlands of Tibet. Lost on Planet China finds Troost dodging deadly drivers in Shanghai; eating Yak in Tibet; deciphering restaurant menus (offering local favorites such as Cattle Penis with Garlic); visiting with Chairman Mao (still dead, very orange); and hiking (with 80,000 other people) up Tai Shan, China’s most revered mountain. But in addition to his trademark gonzo adventures, the book also delivers a telling look at a vast and complex country on the brink of transformation that will soon shape the way we all work, live, and think. As Troost shows, while we may be familiar with Yao Ming or dim sum or the cheap, plastic products that line the shelves of every store, the real China remains a world—indeed, a planet--unto itself. Maarten Troost brings China to life as you’ve never seen it before, and his insightful, rip-roaringly funny narrative proves that once again he is one of the most entertaining and insightful armchair travel companions around.

Getting Stoned with Savages

Getting Stoned with Savages
Author: J. Maarten Troost
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-06-13
ISBN: 0767924932
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Stoned with Savages Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals, the laugh-out-loud true story of his years on the islands of Vanuatu and Fiji, among cannibals, volcanoes . . . and the world’s best narcotics. With The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around. Getting Stoned with Savages again reveals his wry wit and infectious joy of discovery in a side-splittingly funny account of life in the farthest reaches of the world. After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, battling feral dogs, machete-wielding neighbors, and a lack of beer on a daily basis, Maarten Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific. But as time went on, he realized he felt remarkably out of place among the trappings of twenty-first-century America. When he found himself holding down a job—one that might possibly lead to a career—he knew it was time for he and his wife, Sylvia, to repack their bags and set off for parts unknown. Getting Stoned with Savages tells the hilarious story of Troost’s time on Vanuatu—a rugged cluster of islands where the natives gorge themselves on kava and are still known to “eat the man.” Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes and soon finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders. When Sylvia gets pregnant, they decamp for slightly-more-civilized Fiji, a fallen paradise where the local chiefs can be found watching rugby in the house next door. And as they contend with new parenthood in a country rife with prostitutes and government coups, their son begins to take quite naturally to island living—in complete contrast to his dad.

I Was Told There d Be Sexbots

I Was Told There d Be Sexbots
Author: J. Maarten Troost
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-07-24
ISBN: 9781627798822
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Was Told There d Be Sexbots Book Excerpt:

In a rapidly changing world, where the collapse of humanity feels like a news cycle away, how will our species possibly survive? Take heart and witness communities creating the future in this bold and hilarious travelogue from the bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals. One day, J. Maarten Troost looked up from the book he was reading, a novel about civilization’s collapse. Here’s what he saw: his wife composing a report on the dire future of global fish stocks, his youngest child building a battle robot called the Terminator, and his oldest watching a movie about children in a post-apocalyptic world. He took this moment in (really, imagine it, a charming family, dad-wife-two-kids, and they’re all thinking about the disastrous future), and he wondered: when did our conceptions of the future—in pop culture, in science, in business—become so bleak? Even more, are our fears founded? A lifelong traveler, he decided to head off to several ends of the earth (of course) to investigate how different societies today might reveal the future to us, or more specifically, how they might answer the question: what will the world look like in 2050? In South Korea, he navigated the future of cities and of artificial intelligence. In Denmark, he tasted the future of food. In Japan, he marveled at youth in an aging population. And in South Africa, he witnessed the struggle between our noble efforts at conservation and our continued corruption. What he found in each of these four countries surprised and, even more, enlightened him. Apparently, the hipster of tomorrow will be a forest ranger, and the insect-based diet will prevail. (Hear that, cockroaches? We’re coming for you.) With his characteristic wit and charming irreverence, Troost brilliantly reimagines the travel narrative in this hilarious and game-changing book—traveling not just to an existing place at a particular moment, but to the unforeseeable future, and inviting us all to travel with him. Pack light. Be prepared.

Headhunters on My Doorstep

Headhunters on My Doorstep
Author: J. Maarten Troost
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-08-20
ISBN: 1101621699
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Headhunters on My Doorstep Book Excerpt:

Follow in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson with J. Maarten Troost, the bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals. Readers and critics alike adore J. Maarten Troost for his signature wry and witty take on the adventure memoir. Headhunters on My Doorstep chronicles Troost’s return to the South Pacific after his struggle with alcoholism left him numb to life. Deciding to retrace the path once traveled by the author of Treasure Island, Troost follows Robert Louis Stevenson to the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, Tahiti, Kiribati, and Samoa, tumbling from one comic misadventure to another. Headhunters on My Doorstep is a funny yet poignant account of one man’s journey to find himself that will captivate travel writing aficionados, Robert Louis Stevenson fans, and anyone who has ever lost his way.

Getting Stoned with Savages

Getting Stoned with Savages
Author: J. Maarten Troost
Publsiher: Harlem Moon
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Stoned with Savages Book Excerpt:

Describes travel experiences in Vanuatu and Fiji, which include coping with Mother Nature--typhoons, earthquakes, volcanoes--and observing the relaxed lifestyle of the islanders and their attitudes toward new parenthood.

Library Journal

Library Journal
Author: Melvil Dewey,Richard Rogers Bowker,L. Pylodet,Charles Ammi Cutter,Bertine Emma Weston,Karl Brown,Helen E. Wessells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 894
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Journal Book Excerpt:

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Atlantic Monthly

The Atlantic Monthly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Atlantic Monthly Book Excerpt:

Read On Life Stories

Read On   Life Stories
Author: Rosalind Reisner
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Read On Life Stories Book Excerpt:

Offers descriptions of 450 published memoirs, grouped by such topics as setting, language, unusual childhoods, life in rural America, spiritual journeys, and family relationships.

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Publishers Weekly Book Excerpt:

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography, National
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British National Bibliography Book Excerpt:

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Author: Harold Wallace Ross,William Shawn,Tina Brown,David Remnick,Katharine Sergeant Angell White,Rea Irvin,Roger Angell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2008-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Yorker Book Excerpt:

The Real Story

The Real Story
Author: Sarah Statz Cords,Robert Burgin
Publsiher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Real Story Book Excerpt:

Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

Quill Quire

Quill   Quire
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Book industries and trade
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quill Quire Book Excerpt:

Travelling Magically

Travelling Magically
Author: Rima A. Morrell
Publsiher: Piatkus
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2008-11-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travelling Magically Book Excerpt:

Identifying five principles for external and internal exploration, this guide includes special sections for gappers, career-breakers, seniors, the differently abled, and those traveling with children or animals. A comprehensive resources section with green and money-saving tips, and recommended books and websites is also featured, improving one's journey to a truer, brighter life.

Famous Scottish Lives

Famous Scottish Lives
Author: Ian Fellowes-Gordon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Scotland
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Famous Scottish Lives Book Excerpt:

2005 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

2005 Novel   Short Story Writer s Market
Author: Anne Bowling,Michael Schweer
Publsiher: Writer's Digest Books
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2004-08
ISBN: 9781582972749
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2005 Novel Short Story Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing

The Writer s Market

The Writer s Market
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1178
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authorship
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

A guide for the freelance writer, listing pertinent information about publications and editors.