Sometime towards the end of last year, a couple of us Midlands creatives had a get together at Ground Coffee in Hilton. One of the ladies present (Jo, I think?) revealed to us at the end of our catch up that she’d left her cousin inside the coffee shop to work while we were all nattering (she totally should have joined us instead of working though!) We were introduced to said cousin who mentioned she was a writer based in Aus (out for a visit) and had recently published a book, 60 Ways to Die in South America – the title itself caught my attention, so I jotted it down on my notepad and later that day transferred it to my ‘To Read’ list where it has been since…
Well, I finally got round to reading it and allow me to say: it was freaking hysterical!
The story relays the escapades of an unseasoned traveler, Lucy, as she travels the Gringo trail through South America as a blogger alongside her work colleague, the photographer Jack. It is filled amusingly real and relatable moments and I had to stifle a snort on many occasions so as not to wake the sleeping husband beside me while I read into the night (struggled to put it down!)
Based on a true story, Tracy says on her website: “During my travels in Latin America several years ago I realised that no-one knew what the hell they were doing—just like me! And that magical thought allowed me to loosen the (sweaty, white-knuckled) grip on what I thought my life should look like.”
Have a go if you enjoy some Bridget-Jones-style-rom-com-story-telling humour – thanks for a great read Tracy (and an extra 5 points because you’re a fellow Rhodent, or so my stalking tells me!)
And that is all I have to say about that 😉