THE PROMISING SERIES Curated by Noel Alumit

The Promising Series is the only reading series in Los Angeles that exclusively features Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender writers. A goal for the series is to celebrate established authors and introduce the next generation of writers who will explore the GLBT experience.  Writers featured this quarter are Ama Birch, Richard VillegasKim Savo and NPR's Cash Peters.  The series is curated by Noel Alumit.

Event date: 
Friday, September 25, 2009 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave.
90027 Los Angeles
Naked in Dangerous Places: The Chronicles of a Hungry, Scared, Lost, Homesick, but Otherwise Perfectly Happy Traveler Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307396358
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Broadway Books - April 21st, 2009

Finally, after years as a struggling radio host, Cash Peters has been given his
own TV adventure show on a big-time travel network. The idea is simple: "Let's
dump him in an unfamiliar culture in a faraway land with no money and no place
to stay, and see what happens."
Unfortunately, there is one major problem:
Cash doesn't want to go. Not only is he NOT the adventurous type, he is afraid
of nearly everything and horribly allergic to the rest.
Bottom line: they've
given the show to the wrong guy.
Naked in Dangerous Places is the story of
one man's efforts to remain sane in an insane world. Told with wit and shameless
honesty, it documents a yearlong journey through exotic lands, from Kenya to
Cambodia, Morocco to Dubai, as Cash drops in on fascinating cultures, eating,
drinking, even sleeping in cow-dung huts with the locals, and eventually proving
the truth of the old saying "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Though,
to be honest, killing you is more likely.