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May 4, 2008

'Most depraved travel book of the year' — Why Thomas Kohnstamm has the travel industry's knickers in a twist

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Long story short: He told the truth, namely that to a significant extent travel writing is dishonest, with sex, drugs, rock 'n roll — and free airfare, lodging and food — part of the total package in return for a nice review.

Richard B. Woodward, reviewing Kohnstamm's book (top) in today's New York Times Travel section, wrote, "As a contributor to this newspaper, I must, of course, condemn his piping of the facts. Were I an editor, I'd want his blood. As a reader not directly affected by his antics, however, I could not get enough of the most depraved travel book of the year."

That's good enough for me — I'll take a copy.

$11.16.

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The front cover illustration is worth the price of the book!!!

Posted by: Joe Peach | May 6, 2008 7:29:31 PM

I never was attracted to travel books... but this might change it.

Posted by: Jen | May 5, 2008 1:16:56 PM

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