An Evening Among Headhunters: & Other Reports from Roads Less Traveled

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Lumen Editions, 1998 - Literary Collections - 227 pages
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Lawrence Millman has a penchant for traveling to unusual places. In this stylish, erudite, often very funny book, the celebrated travel writer visits the South Pacific, the Canadian Arctic, the largest unknown island in North America, the most remote community in the eastern US and many other places as well. He drinks the Tongan homebrew of kava ("like a blend of liquefied mud and muddy rainwater with a dollop of dental anaesthesia thrown in for good measure"); he gets bitten by an army of "war ticks" in Honduras; he is invited by an Inuit family to eat raw seal eye (it "met my gaze with a distinctly unhappy gaze of its own"); and he has a very personal part of his anatomy mocked by Ecuador's Jivaro Indians.

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Review: An Evening Among the Headhunters: And Other Reports from Roads Less Taken

User Review  - Tori - Goodreads

2010- This was a interesting read, but I wished the author had expanded the stories (which originally appeared in article form) more. Just when I started to get interested, the piece would be over ... Read full review

Review: An Evening Among the Headhunters: And Other Reports from Roads Less Taken

User Review  - Tori - Goodreads

2010- This was a interesting read, but I wished the author had expanded the stories (which originally appeared in article form) more. Just when I started to get interested, the piece would be over ... Read full review

Contents

BOOKLESS IN BIAK
3
SOUTH SEAS REVERIE
7
A DETACHED PART OF THE WORLD
21
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Lawrence Millman has written fifteen books, including such titles as Our Like Will Not Be There Again, Last Places, NORTHERN LATITUDES, An Evening Among Headhunters, HIKING TO SIBERIA, A Kayak Full of Ghosts, and--most recently--the first ever guidebook to New England mushrooms. His essays and articles have appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Atlantic Monthly, and Outside. As a traveler, he chooses his destinations based on the Internet: if a place doesn't have a website, he'll immediately pack his bags and head there. He keeps a post office box in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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