Book: Travel To The G-Spot -- The Guide Book by Steve Cohencategories: Book, Humor, Comedy, Travel Writing, World Travel, Award Winning Author, Hunter S. Thompson, Social Commentary, Satire, Realism, Dark Comedy, Autobiographical Fiction, Fictional Memoir
Steve Cohenabout this book: The Guide Book is a fictional memoir that combines gritty realism, sharp social satire and hilarious, awkward comedy in a smooth, confident writing style to tell the story of Danny Gladstone, a 50-year-old writer addicted to travel who learns he's dying and looks back through some of his stories from all over the world to figure out what happened to lead him to this time and place. How much of the book is realistic? All of it, I hope. It's a fictional memoir of a guy in our world. He's a writer. He has a family and friends. He travels to some pretty exotic places and writes about it, but he's not a werewolf or a hobbit. It has to seem real, I think. The thing is, I've been a travel writer for a long time. It's a great life, and worth sharing. Although I always strive for the truth, there's a deeper level of truth that isn't wanted in stories that are published. This book is an effort to get closer to those deeper truths by exploring what really happens to a writer on one fantastic trip after another that most people can only dream about. There's a dark side to it, sure, but overall it's just supposed to be funny. I hope it resonates for readers who grew up in the 50s, 60s and 70s, and for those who wonder why all those folks are the way they are.
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