Read Real Men Eat Puffer Fish: And 93 Other Dangerous Things To Consider by Robert Twigger Free Online
Book Title: Real Men Eat Puffer Fish: And 93 Other Dangerous Things To Consider|
The author of the book: Robert Twigger
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Date of issue: June 5th 2008
ISBN 13: 9780297854388
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This is one of those books that I've read because they happened to be on the shelf (I think my brother got this one for his birthday), but I'm not sorry I did. The author has a good sense of humour and he really tries to explain how all those crazy ideas can be put into motion. Taken that you're not a crazy person who will actually try all of them, you might learn some cool facts from this book. I'm not going to eat puffer fish (well, never say never, I've eaten some funny things because I didn't want to insult someone's cuisine and I do like fish) or do most of the things from this book, but it did made me laugh and that is always good. It definitely goes into "fun and easy to read" category, it is not a book that will change you life but it might make you feel better. There was some information that I was already familiar with (and still I enjoyed reading it because there is something so funny and simple in the way the book is written, something like a dream of a pre-adolescent boy mixed with grown people’s kind of humour.) There was some information that was really fresh and potentially useful. ( You know that guy that hosts some kind of survival instruction tv series, I know that he shows some useful things, but the way he hyperventilates during the whole show is really irritating, as is all that dramatization and overacting, this book was definitely not like that. On the contrary, it is really fun to read and that is probably why I liked it.)
Btw I didn't know that making home liquor is illegal in most countries. Well, I'm happy to live in Croatia, at least until we enter EU officially and have to put an end to this fine tradition.
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Read information about the authorRobert Twigger is a British author who has been described as, 'a 19th Century adventurer trapped in the body of a 21st Century writer'. He attended Oxford University and later spent a year training at Martial Arts with the Tokyo Riot Police. He has won the Newdigate prize for poetry, the Somerset Maugham award for literature and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award.
In 1997, whilst on an expedition in Northern Borneo, he discovered a line of menhirs crossing into Kalimantan. In 1998 He was part of the team that caught the world's longest snake- documented in the Channel 4/National Geographic film and book Big Snake; later he was the leader of the expedition that was the first to cross Western Canada in a birchbark canoe since 1793. Most recently, in 2009-2010, he led an expedition that was the first to cross the 700 km Great Sand Sea of the Egyptian Sahara solely on foot.
He has also written for newspapers and magazines such as The Daily Telegraph, Maxim and Esquire, and has published several poetry collections, including one in 2003, with Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing.
Robert has published Real Men Eat Puffer Fish (2008), a humorous but comprehensive guide to frequently overlooked but not exclusively masculine pastimes, while his latest novel Dr. Ragab's Universal Language, was published to acclaim in July 2009. Robert now lives in Cairo, a move chronicled in his book Lost Oasis. He has lead several desert expeditions with 'The Explorer School'.
Robert has given lectures on the topic of 'Lifeshifting', an approach which emphasises the need to centre one's life around meaning-driven motivation. Drawing on experiences working with indigenous peoples from around the world, he has spoken on 'work tribes' and polymathy. He has also spoken on leadership. Some of these talks have been to companies such as Procter and Gamble, Maersk Shipping, SAB Miller and Oracle computing.