LEFT COAST WRITERS FERRY PLAZA BOOK PARTY: Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive by Laurie McAndish King
If you missed Laurie in Corte Madera we’re giving you another chance!
What happens when a practical midwestern gal sets off to explore the world? Laurie McAndish King’s travels seem innocent in the planning stage, but surprising adventure unfolds as she finds herself tracking lions without a gun in Botswana … attempting to eat a horse in southern Italy … marrying a Maasai warrior in Kenya … and sampling the world’s most expensive coffee—brewed from the excrement of a small Balinese mammal.
Whether she is lost in Melbourne, kidnapped in the Tunisian desert, or eaten alive by the blood-sucking denizens of tropical North Queensland, King’s stories—quirky, poignant, occasionally unsettling, and often funny—are inspiring and entertaining.
“An engaging, meticulously observed journey that brings other cultures alive.”
Laurie McAndish King grew up in rural Iowa, studied science and philosophy at Cornell College, and has traveled to nearly forty countries, observing with an eye for biology and writing with a philosopher’s heart and mind. Her award-winning travel essays and photography have appeared in many publications, including Smithsonian Magazine; Travel Channel partner site iExplore.com; the San Francisco Chronicle, “The Best Women’s Travel Writing” Travelers’ Tales anthology; as well as other magazines and literary anthologies. She won the 2013 Lowell Thomas Gold Award for Cultural Tourism for her story about Croatia, “Silk from Ashes.”