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How to Walk a Puma: And Other Things I Learned While Stumbling Through South Americaby Peter Allison
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On his nineteenth birthday, Peter Allison flipped a coin. One side meant Africa and the other, South America, the two places he most wanted to explore. After eight years as a safari guide in Africa and another eight in Sydney, Australia, he finally makes his way to Santiago, Chile, ready to seek out the continents wildest adventures and to chase the elusive jaguar.
In just the first six months, Allison is bitten by a puma (several times), knocked on his head by a bad empanada, and surrounded by piranhas while rafting down a Bolivian river—all because of his fear of staying in any one place for too long. Ever the gifted storyteller, Allison makes many observations about life in humid climes and exactly what it is like to be nearly blasted off a mountain by the famous Patagonia wind. His self-deprecating humor is as delightful as his crazy stunts, and his love for animals—even when they bite—is infectious.
A new book from the author of Whatever You Do, Dont Run about his hilarious and hair-raising adventures in the jungles of South America.
About the Author
Peter Allison is the author of Dont Look Behind You! and Whatever You Do, Dont Run (both Lyons Press). His safaris have been featured in Vogue and Condé Nast Traveller, and he has appeared on television shows such as Jack Hannas Animal Adventures. He does not live in any one place, but was last seen boarding a plane to Africa.
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