Getting Stoned With Savages: A Trip Through The Islands Of Fiji And Vanuatu

Audio Book (CD) | August 1, 2007

byJ. Maarten Troost

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After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific—until he began to feel remarkably out of place in modern America—and he knew it was time to set off for parts unknown. Here he tells the story of his time on Vanuatu, a cluster of islands where he struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes but finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders.

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After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific—until he began to feel remarkably out of place in modern America—and he knew it was time to set off for parts unknown. Here he tells the story of his time on Vanuatu, a cluster of islands where he struggles against typhoons, earthqua...

J. MAARTEN TROOST’s essays have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Washington Post, and Prague Post. He recently returned from his years in Vanuatu and Fiji. He, his wife, and their two children live in Sacramento, California. "

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.75 × 5.13 × 0.75 inPublished:August 1, 2007Publisher:Blackstone AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:143320178X

ISBN - 13:9781433201783

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It An entertaining look at Fijian life, with many humorous anecdotes. A great read for a travel lover!
Date published: 2013-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This book was hilarious. Definitely the funniest book I've ever read. I thoroughly enjoyed Troost's "The Sex Lives of Cannibals", but I think "Getting Stoned with Savages" has more humour. I got embarrassed many times on the bus and the skytrain because I could not possibly contain my laughter. There were many curious stares coming my way. All in all, I'd highly recommend the book. However, it puts a small damper on my life because it makes me want to leave whatever it is I'm doing and just pack my bags and go on crazy adventures where, I too, could get attacked by wild dogs and drink Kava. Life seems so boring after you read and see what other people do.
Date published: 2006-09-24