"[Thompson] knows the score and he tallies it accurately. ... A dead-on demolition job. ... The book is a savagely funny act of revenge."--"The New York Times"
"Impassioned, funny, and uniquely honest."--"Esquire"
"Consistently irreverent, Thompson is wickedly entertaining ... reminiscent of Chuck Klosterman and David Foster Wallace. ... The unvarnished reality in these pages might just make you more eager than ever to hit the road."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
"If there is such a pastime as extreme tourism, Chuck Thompson is surely its guru."--"Boston Globe"
"Thompson is the real thing, a travel writer in the sense that Mark Twain or Hunter S. Thompson was, and Redmond O'Hanlon is. He's a travel writer like Anthony Bourdain is a food writer. He's a travel writer for people who don't much like travel writing."--"The Oregonian"
"A rare victim's-eye view into the world of travel marketing and the nervous, unmoored corporate weenies who populate it. ... fascinating reading, in a plane-crash sort of way."--"Washington Post"
""Smile When You're Lying" could do for the travel industry what "The Tipping Point" did for the tipping point industry."--Joe Queenan
"(Thompson's) prose is quick and witty; it's like sitting down over a beer with the most experienced traveler you'll ever meet."--"Aspen Times Weekly"
"My three favorite travel writers of all time are Robert Louis Stevenson, Graham Greene, and Chuck Thompson. "Smile When You're Lying" not only tells the truth about the travel-writing racket, it gets to the heart of some of the travel industry's best-kept secrets."--Kinky Friedman
"More than confessions of a veteran gallivanter ... an indictment of those who would prettify the world ... full of trenchant truisms."--"Los Angeles Times"
"An aggressively funny account of the world from an acerbic, energetic professional traveler who tells it like he sees it and has no reservations about sharing his stockpile of outrageous (mis)adventures and advice..Reseña del editor:
Travel writer, editor, and photographer, Chuck Thompson has spent more than a decade traipsing through thirty-five (and counting) countries across the globe, and he's had enough. Enough of the half-truths demanded by magazine editors, enough of the endlessly recycled cliches regarded as good travel writing, and enough of the ugly secrets fiercely guarded by the travel industry. But mostly, he's had enough of returning home from assignments and leaving the most interesting stories and the most provocative insights on the editing-room floor. From getting swindled in Thailand to running afoul of customs inspectors in Belarus, from defusing hostile Swedish rockers backstage in Germany to a closed-door meeting with travel execs telling him why he's about to be fired once again, Thompson's no-holds-barred style is refreshing, invigorating, and all those other adjectives travel writers use to describe spa vacations where the main attraction is a daily colonic." Smile When You're Lying" takes readers on an irresistible series of adventures in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond; details the effects of globalization on the casual traveller and ponders the future of travel as we know it; and offers up a treasure trove of travel-industry secrets collected throughout a decidedly speckled career.
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