With Open Arms: Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco (Paperback)
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Winner of Three Solas Awards for Travel Writing
#1 Amazon Bestseller: Kindle Morocco * Books Morocco * Kindle Africa * Books Africa
"Matthew's prose is a dance between the richness and delicacy of poetry and the bawdy, acerbic wit of a standup comic." - The Best Travel Writing, Volume II contributor Keith Skinner
Also check out Matthew's NEW book, Porcelain Travels A Foreword INDIES Book of the Year finalist, and #1 Amazon Travel Humor and Literary Travel bestseller.
"Sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrifying, always entertaining." - T. Holland
Select stories now featured in the Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco podcast on iTunes
When Matthew had to renew his European visa, his point of exit was obvious: he was going to Morocco. Memories of his previous trip filled him with anxiety. What was he thinking? After everything that had happened, did he really want to go back? Scams. Altercations. Mishaps. But also humor and beauty. His curiosity overcoming his fears, his second trip would prove as unforgettable as the first.
"I'm a great fan of Bill Bryson's books... Matthew, however, added a bit of suspense that kept me awake reading into the night." - Amazon reviewer
Excerpts "My reflexes belatedly kicking in, I couldn't help but flinch. The children cheered, relishing having reduced me to their plaything." o] "Our little spectacle having brought the night market to a standstill, we were now surrounded by about fifty men. I was living the chaotic mob scene from so many movies, and it was every bit as nightmarish as it had always looked on-screen." o] "As I was about to let out a desperate cry that would require no translation, the giant finished...leaving me flinching on the floor like a bug that's been smashed but isn't quite dead." o] "Amidst astonishingly beautiful, unsullied waves of sand, a lone figure squatted, holding a roll of toilet paper. It was a peculiar, paradoxical sight."
An Amazon.com best-selling collection of travel writing as entertaining for the armchair traveler as indispensable for anyone interested in adventure in North Africa.
Excerpts, video, and more at: matthewfelix.com/open-arms.
About the Author
Matthew Felix has written numerous short stories and travel essays, drawing on his experiences in over fifty countries. His forthcoming novel, A Voice Beyond Reason, is the story of how a young man's awakening to his inner voice gets him out of his head, so he can follow his heart. Matthew lives in San Francisco. matthewfelix.com