Running Away From Wall Street and the Adventurist

I’ve been going overboard on the finance books in the last few months, so I decided to get far away from Wall Street for my next few book selections. How far away from Wall Street? How does Africa sound?

Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide
Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison is a collection of stories by a safari tour operator. This quick read is an enjoyable introduction to life on the safari. Before you head out on your African adventure, give this book a read.

The Adventurist: My Life in Dangerous Places
The Adventurist: My Life in Dangerous Places by Robert Young Pelton was a letdown. It was a good mini-biography of Robert Young Pelton, but it lacked the brilliant witty writing found in his massive travel guidebook The World’s Most Dangerous Places. I really hope he releases a new version of that 2002 guidebook. My hunch tells me Iraq is more dangerous now and Colombia is safer.


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  1. Bummer…I like the book…Have you read “Licensed to Kill” or the new article in Men’s Journal?

  2. I liked the book too, but I LOVED The Worlds Most Dangerous Places. Referring to the murderous Chechnyians as “ornery” was genius.

    I have not read Licensed to Kill or the new article. I will though.

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