Sat., June 12, 2021 • 2:00pm PT • Live • Book Passage Patio
Left Coast Writers® at Book Passage is pleased to present the latest book by Laurie McAndish King, An Elephant Ate My Arm: More True Stories from a Curious Traveler.
The third book in a series that includes Lost, Kidnapped and Eaten Alive and Your Crocodile Has Arrived, this new collection of travel tales is far-ranging, exciting, and often hilarious. Laurie’s reading will be accompanied by wine, snacks and Cuban salsa music (possibly dance lessons, too).
“Halfway through An Elephant Ate My Arm, King describes her own method: 'I had a nose for weirdness.' Indeed, King finds weirdness and wonderfulness all over the world, and she describes both with verve and humor. But something else is at play here: a willingness to explore not just the outer world, but the inner one, too. To this personal journey she brings understated grace.”
—Constance Hale, journalist, travel writer, and author of Sin and Syntax
Laurie McAndish King is an award-winning travel writer and photographer whose stories have aired on NPR and been published in Lonely Planet, Travelers’ Tales, and other literary anthologies. Her articles and photography have also been published in magazines such as the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Marin magazine, and Smithsonian.