Synopses & Reviews
Lovers of fine travel and adventure writing will savor Mike Tidwells richly acclaimed narrative of his days as a Peace Corps volunteer. His task was to help people in the remote corners of Zaire raise tilapia in ponds they would dig themselves, with muscle power alone. This book—with a new introduction by the author—is a masterful account of culture clash, generosity of spirit, and true grit. It is a must-read for anyone with aspirations to “change the world.”
The hilarious and heart-wrenching memoir from a Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire—with a new introduction
About the Author
Mike Tidwell is founder and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. He is also an author and documentary filmmaker whose books include Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast. He has been featured on NBCs Meet the Press and NPR, and in the New York Times and the Washington Post.