I ain’t sayin shit
America’s Finest Ambassador is the story of a month-long trip to Southeast Asia I went on back in 2011 to visit a college buddy who’d taken a job down in Singapore. I use that time-frame (as if it wasn’t filled with enough noteworthy tales on its own) as an outlet in which to plug anecdotes of previous life experiences including but not limited to encounters with neighborhood weirdos, childhood misadventure and drunken debauchery as relatable to life on the road – all of which are presented as well-written pieces of literature told from the unique and sometimes neurotic perspective of yours truly.
In a follow-up to my debut writing effort America’s Finest Ambassador, Life of a Manchild covers notable experiences I had during the eight months I spent travelling through Asian and Middle Eastern countries including Yemen, Iran and North Korea between September 2012 and May 2013 while exploring escapist behaviors that keep me emotionally arrested by my childhood, damage relationships and cause me to get into outrageous and shameful – albeit, at times, hilarious – situations wherever I go.
A three-chapter contemplation of free will, responsibility, shame & addiction from the perspective of a dude who grew up in an alcoholic home that feels the only way to get over your shit is by diving deeper into it