Monday, December 17, 2007

Smile When You're Lying

Another book that pulled me in with cover design. Chuck Thompson's Smile When You're Lying: Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer is his manifesto of what's wrong with travel writing, told with illuminating stories from his experience in the field. Even when he's ranting, it's pretty funny stuff. From salacious tales of the Thai sex trade to an East German grunge rock tour, he keeps the humor up while being honest about how things really work in the travel industry. Really, this is my favorite kind of nonfiction: offering a laugh while imparting some kind of information.

Book 93

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

Funny- I though there was going to be a picture of Mich to go with this title because she just had surgery this morning. :) (Or do you spell that kind of "lying" differently? Laying? I always get them mixed up!)

Anyway, sounds like a fun book!