Thai Die

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Random House Australia, 2002 - Burma - 152 pages
Comedian Greg Fleet's show THAI DIE received a five-star review at the Edinburgh Festival and has seen sell-out shows in Melbourne and Sydney. Based on a holiday from hell that Greg once experienced in Thailand and Burma, and adapted from the show (which is basically him telling the story and showing slides), THAI DIE is the story of how Greg got ripped off by cunning gangsters in Bangkok, and ended up having to pay them $4,500 from his mother's credit card. It's an appalling and hilarious story, and what makes it so engaging is that it could have happened to any of us- he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, got talking to the wrong people, and ended up being hustled and threatened and completely shafted by some expert con artists. After this nightmarish experience, he travels to Burma to meet some friends and ends up trapped in a rebel training camp under fire from the military. THAI DIE will appeal to comedy lovers and travel buffs in the same way as PJ O'Rourke, Joseph O'Connor and Peter Moore.Every traveller's worst nightmares happen to Greg - murderous scam artists, killer weed, student revolutionaries and enemy fire - in this hilarious, action-packed book that will make you laugh out loud!

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About the author (2002)

Greg Fleet is an actor, comedian, broadcaster and author. Born in Michigan, USA, his family moved to Victoria when he was aged four. He studied at Geelong Grammar School for twelve years and then attended NIDA for a year before being expelled.His acting career began opposite Nicole Kidman in 1984 and he went on to star in Prisoner (as 'Delivery Man No 2'), Underbelly- Squizzy (as Richard Buckley - Australia's most violent prisoner), and Neighbours (his character killed the much-loved character Daphne), as well as treading the boards as Feste in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the Melbourne Theatre Company, and developing a stand-up career that saw him acclaimed all over the world.Both here and in the UK, his comedy across TV, film, radio and theatre, and the honesty with which he speaks about his long-term drug addiction, has made him one of the most respected, beloved and in-debt stand-up comics around.Greg Fleet's hilarious and harrowing memoir, These Things Happen, was published in 2015 by Pan Macmillan.

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