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Troost, J. Maarten

Overview
Works: 11 works in 93 publications in 5 languages and 4,734 library holdings
Genres: Humor 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS779.43, 915.1046
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Most widely held works by J. Maarten Troost
The sex lives of cannibals : adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of 26, Maarten Troost, after racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobs, decided to move to Tarawa, a remote South Pacific island in the Republic of Kiribati. He was restless and lacked direction, and the idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the Earth was irresistibly romantic. This book tells the hilarious story of what happens when Troost discovers that Tarawa is not the island paradise he dreamed of. Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles through relentless, stifling heat, a variety of deadly bacteria, polluted seas, toxic fish, and worst of all, no television or coffee. He contends with a cast of bizarre local characters and eventually settles into the ebb and flow of island life, just before his return to the culture shock of civilization.--From publisher description
The sex lives of cannibals by J. Maarten Troost( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age twenty-six, Maarten Troost decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to a remote South Pacific island. The idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. He should have known better. This book tells the hilarious story of what happens when he discovers that the island is not the paradise he dreamed of. Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles with stifling heat, deadly bacteria, and polluted seas in a country where the only music to be heard is "La Macarena." He and his girlfriend, Sylvia, contend with incompetent officials, alarmingly large critters, a paucity of food options (including the Great Beer Crisis), and bizarre local characters, including "Half-Dead Fred" and the so-called Poet Laureate of Tarawa, a British drunkard who's never written a poem in his life
Lost on planet China the strange and true story of one man's attempt to understand the world's most mystifying nation, or how he became comfortable eating live squid by J. Maarten Troost( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troost charmed listeners with his humorous tales of wandering the remote islands of the South Pacific in The Sex Lives of Cannibals and Getting Stoned with Savages. When the travel bug bit again, he took on the world's most populous and intriguing nation. As Troost relates his gonzo adventure-dodging deadly drivers in Shanghai, eating yak in Tibet, deciphering restaurant menus (offering local favorites such as cattle penis with garlic), and visiting with Chairman Mao (still dead)--he reveals a vast, complex country on the brink of transformation that will shape the way we all work, live, and think. This insightful, hilarious narrative brings China to life as you've never seen it before
Getting stoned with savages : a trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu by J. Maarten Troost( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes travel experiences in Vanuatu and Fiji, which include coping with Mother Nature--typhoons, earthquakes, volcanoes--and observing the relaxed lifestyle of the islanders and their attitudes toward new parenthood
Zagubiony w Chinach : prawdziwa historia człowieka, który próbował zrozumieć państwo środka, czyli jak zjeść żywego kalmara by J. Maarten Troost( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting stoned with savages a trip through the islands of Fiji and Vanuatu by J. Maarten Troost( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With The Sex Lives of Cannibals, J. Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around. Getting Stoned with Savages again reveals his wry wit and infectious joy of discovery in a hilarious account of life in the farthest reaches of the world
Lost on planet China : the strange and true story of one man's attempt to understand the world's most mystifying nation, or how he became comfortable eating live squid by J. Maarten Troost( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A humorous account of several weeks Troost spent traveling in China
 
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The sex lives of cannibals : adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
Alternative Names
J. Maarten Troost American writer

J. Maarten Troost Nederlands auteur

J. Maarten Troost niederländisch-US-amerikanischer Reiseschriftsteller

Maarten Troost J. 1969-....

Troost Jan Maarten 1969-....

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The sex lives of cannibalsLost on planet China the strange and true story of one man's attempt to understand the world's most mystifying nation, or how he became comfortable eating live squidGetting stoned with savages : a trip through the Islands of Fiji and VanuatuLost on planet China : the strange and true story of one man's attempt to understand the world's most mystifying nation, or how he became comfortable eating live squidGetting stoned with savages : a trip through the Islands of Fiji and VanuatuGetting stoned with savages a trip through the islands of Fiji and VanuatuLost on planet China the strange and true story of one man's attempt to understand the world's most mystifying nation, or how he became comfortable eating live squid