Friday, May 25, 2012

Review # 170: Amazing Adventures of a Nobody by Leon Logothetis

     After watching Motorcycle Diaries, Leon Logothetis decided to change his life drastically by leaving his family in England and traveling through the United States. The catch? He wanted to get from point A (New York) to point B (California) on a budget of five dollars per day, while relying on the kindness of strangers for food, lodging, and transportation. No phone, no car, no extra cash - just a backpack and his belief in the goodness of humanity... This is his story.

     I did not know what to expect when I first picked up Amazing Adventures of a Nobody, my first thought being, "Is this dude medicated?" I am all for believing in the goodness of mankind, but relying on (and trusting) complete strangers? No way. Sounds like Leon Logothetis is just asking for trouble; but upon reading the first couple of chapters, his "adventures" begin to intrigue and surprise. Leon's stories are inspiring and well-written, hitching readers along for the ride. I enjoyed reading about his interactions - from the mundane to the insane - particularly his experiences with the gang members and the fraternity, (no spoilers!). I never expected this book to restore some of my faith in humanity, but it most certainly has. Will I be crossing the country with $5 in my pocket, relying on the kindness of strangers anytime soon? No, but I am glad that Leon Logothetis has proven it a possibility. Overall, the Amazing Adventures of a Nobody is a thoroughly enjoyable journey that will fascinate readers. I wonder if Leon plans on continuing these adventures, especially since I recently found out there was a TV show based on them... Recommended for readers of all genres!

Rating: On the Run (4/5)

*** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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