A Dead Bat In Paraguay

A Dead Bat In ParaguayTwenty-seven months after I published Bang, I present to you A Dead Bat In Paraguay, a 262-page memoir of my six-month adventure through South America. Here’s the book’s website:


It has two sections. The first is a brief synopsis with an overview video, and the second offers full details of the book, including its contents and my motivations for taking the trip. I’ll paste the first section here…

Two-Minute Video Overview


A Dead Bat In Paraguay is the true story of when I decided that the best way to deal with my existential crisis was to sell my possessions, quit my professional career as a scientist, and hop on a one-way flight to Quito, Ecuador in order to visit every country in South America. I sincerely believed the trip would put me on a track towards a more fulfilling life of excitement, intrigue, and exotic women, away from my soulless corporate job in a Washington D.C. suburb.

Instead, I humorously fall from one country to the next, striking out repeatedly with the local women, getting robbed, having dreams that became reality, self-diagnosing myself with a host of diseases, and suffering repeated bouts of stomach illness that made marathon bus rides superhuman feats of bodily strength.

Along the journey I chronicle the friendships, the women, and the struggles, including one fateful night in Paraguay that I thought would lead to my end.

Click here if you’re ready to order your copy, or visit the A Dead Bat In Paraguay website for more details about the book. If after reading the the book’s website you’re not sure if it’s for you, hang tight this week for excerpts and reviews.