Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?

travelwritershell.jpgThat’s the title of the new industry exposé by Thomas Kohnstamm, subtitle: “A Swashbuckling Tale of High Adventures, Questionable Ethics, and Professional Hedonism.” Expect lots of drugs and hookers, I’m told. Here’s the tantalizing description from Random House: Kohnstamm “unveils the underside of the travel industry and its often-harrowing effect on writers, travelers, and the destinations themselves. Moreover, he invites us into his world of compromising and scandalous situations in one of the most exciting countries as he races against an impossible deadline.” Seems like a trend, especially after the recent Chuck Thompson book, Smile While You’re Lying: Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer, which pissed off a lot of writers, but which I found absolutely hilarious and important.

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