‘Watch out for men with too much wooden jewellery, Amy. I know what you’re like… you’ll let them sucker you in with their yoga chat but essentially, they’re unwashed… and you don’t want to put your face anywhere near an unwashed penis, let me tell you.’ Carol, receptionist
Having announced her plans to quit her job and backpack around South America, humorist and gonzo journalist Amy Baker found herself on the receiving end of a whole bunch of over-the-top and seemingly unnecessary advice. Amy shrugged it all off of course… that is, until she ran into trouble.
After falling into a crevasse, swimming in crocodile-infested waters, dodging cocaine con artists and encountering handsome soothsayers, Amy soon starts to wonder if her Mum, boss and Carol from reception really were onto something. Weighing up their advice against that of known ‘Clever People’ like Tina Fey, Salvador Dalí and Mother Teresa, Amy establishes once and for all who it might actually pay to listen to.
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The book is OUT NOW! Here are some bloody lovely things that people have said about it…hope that you like it too! Amy xxx
“It was 284 pages of pure joy. FRIENDLY ADVICE: Keep writing!”
“Written with honesty and hilarity, even in the most challenging of situations, I found myself not only yearning to go to South America but to have the author as my travel guide.”
“An easy read, light hearted and hilarious. There were numerous laugh out loud moments. I love Amy’s sense of humour and I can’t wait to read more from her!”
“The style of writing by Amy is so enthralling it is impossible to believe that this is her debut book. The talent is just so obvious there can be no doubt that she has a huge future in front of her.”
“Amy’s writing is both honest & insightful. Her storytelling draws you in & will have you laughing out loud, cringing & packing your bags to head off on your own adventure. By the time you turn the final page you’ll feel like you’ve gained a friend & perhaps even learned a thing or two about yourself.”
“The author bravely shares her vulnerabilities and lessons learnt on her adventure and it’s clear that the journey changes her outlook on life and the world. Although there are many deep lessons tucked within this gem, it’s hilariously funny too.”
“Not only are her stories hilarious in their own right, but they deal with problems that I could relate to on a deep personal level, all whilst keeping things genuinely funny.”
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