Smile When You're Lying: Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer
By Chuck Thompson
From Bangkok to Bogotá, a hilarious behind-the-brochures journey of picture-perfect locales, risky locations, and hyped up hellholes from a man who is aware the reality approximately travel
Travel author, editor, and photographer Chuck Thompson has spent greater than a decade traipsing via thirty-five (and counting) nations around the globe, and he is had adequate. adequate of the half-truths demanded through journal editors, sufficient of the forever recycled clichés considered as sturdy shuttle writing, and sufficient of the grotesque secrets and techniques fiercely guarded by means of the shuttle undefined. yet quite often, he is had sufficient of returning domestic from assignments and leaving the main attention-grabbing tales and the main provocative insights at the editing-room flooring. From getting swindled in Thailand to working afoul of customs inspectors in Belarus, from defusing antagonistic Swedish rockers behind the curtain in Germany to a closed-door assembly with go back and forth pros telling him why he is approximately to be fired once more, Thompson's no-holds-barred kind is fresh, invigorating, and all these different adjectives go back and forth writers use to explain spa holidays the place the most charm is a regular colonic.
Smile if you end up Lying takes readers on an impossible to resist sequence of adventures in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin the US, and past; information the consequences of globalization at the informal tourist and ponders the way forward for go back and forth as we all know it; and gives up a treasure trove of travel-industry secrets and techniques accrued all through a decidedly speckled career.