Lost Kidnapped Eaten Alive!: True Stories from a Curious Traveler

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King's travel adventures tend toward the quirky. And her retelling is poignant, thoughtful, often funny, and always appealing. Topics include natural history (lemurs, eco-travel, endangered birds), odd cuisine (the world's most expensive coffee, horse meat, Irish brown bread), culture and anthropology (in Italy, Ireland, and France), healing, gratitude, and inspiration.

In 2017 this travelogue won four literary awards:

  • San Francisco Book Festival: First Place Winner in the General Non-fiction category
  • North American Book Awards: Silver Award in the Travel category
  • Independent Press Award: Distinguished Favorite in the Travel category
  • Bay Area Travel Writers-Best Awards: Gold Award in the Travel Books category
These travel stories span the globe, including Argentina, Australia, Bali, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, and Paris. They include misadventures like:
  • Accidentally marrying a Maasai warrior
  • Attempting to eat a horse in southern Italy
  • Studying French kissing in Paris
  • Being eaten alive by leeches

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King brings uncommon heart and soul to her travel stories.... From start to finish, Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive! is a rollicking ride."
Michael Shapiro
 Author, A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration

A delicious feast for the curious mind.... With insight and a ready wit, King takes you with her to hidden worlds, survives close encounters, and offers moving meditations on nature and life.
Joanna Biggar 
Author, That Paris Year 
Member, The Society of Women Geographers

... lively and intimate vignettes ... read like a close friend's postcards-turned-keepsakes. A suspenseful and joyous romp around the world!
Tressa Berman, Ph.D .
Anthropologist and  Author
Whether she is lost in a parallel universe, kidnapped in the scorching Tunisian desert, or eaten alive by the blood-sucking denizens of tropical north Queensland, King's stories--poignant, quirky, and often quite funny--are always inspiring and entertaining.

Join the fun studying French kissing in Paris ... tracking lions on foot in Botswana ... searching for signs of an erotic goddess in Ireland ... marrying a Maasai warrior in Kenya ... chasing lemurs in Madagascar ... sampling the world's most expensive coffee in Bali ... and eating her way across southern Italy.

About the Author:

Laurie McAndish King grew up in rural Iowa, studied philosophy and science at Cornell College, and has traveled to nearly forty countries. She observes with an eye for natural science, and writes with a philosopher's heart and mind.

Laurie's award-winning travel essays and photography have appeared in many magazines and literary anthologies, including Smithsonian magazine and Travelers' Tales' The Best Women's Travel Writing. Her mobile app about the San Francisco waterfront received a five-star rating on iTunes. Laurie also wrote An Erotic Alphabet and co-edited two volumes of the Hot Flashes: Sexy little stories & poems series.

She is an avid photographer--one of her photos was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution--and enjoys gardening, taxidermy, and chasing the cosmic serpent. Laurie lives in northern California.

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