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Troost, J. Maarten

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Works: 16 works in 92 publications in 5 languages and 4,629 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Biography 
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 )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 977 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 )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 331 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 ( )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 199 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
La vie sexuelle des cannibales à la dérive dans le Pacifique Sud by J. Maarten Troost ( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enfin la vraie vie ! Sylvia et Maarten s'installent pour deux ans dans un atoll paradisiaque du Pacifique Sud. Mais la réalité les rattrape bien vite. Leur maison est un taudis, l'électricité et l'eau potable manquent cruellement, la mer turquoise se révèle polluée. Sans parler des fonctionnaires tatillons, des voisins aux facultés altérées par l'abus de substances variées... Rien n'est plus drôle que le récit d'un voyage raté. J. Maarten Troost nous révèle avec un humour corrosif l'envers des cartes postales [Source : 4e de couv.]
Die Verlockungen der Südsee : wo Fremde stets willkommen sind by J. Maarten Troost ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Headhunters on my doorstep : a true treasure island ghost story by J. Maarten Troost ( Book )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book chronicles the author's return to the South Pacific after his struggle with alcoholism and time in rehab left him numb to life. He is now married to his sweetheart and father of two young boys. Deciding to retrace the path once traveled by the author of Treasure Island, he follows Robert Louis Stevenson to the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, Tahiti, the Gilberts, and Samoa, tumbling from one comic misadventure to another as he confronts his newfound sobriety. Somewhere en route from the shark-infested waters of Fakarava to the remote islands of Kiribati, he gradually awakens to the beauty of life, managing an honest look at addiction and human nature, without self-pity and without ever losing his sense of humor. He is able to reconnect with his family and the world. This is a funny yet poignant account of one man's journey to find himself
Billard mit Kokosnüssen : Willkommen in der Südsee by J. Maarten Troost ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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 )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A humorous account of several weeks Troost spent traveling in China
The sex lives of cannibals by J. Maarten Troost ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Na haju do raju : życie na Fidżi i Vanuatu by J. Maarten Troost ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
J. Maarten Troost, autor książki "Zagubiony w Chinach", po raz kolejny oparł się urokom stabilnego życia. Rzuca dobrze płatną posadę w Waszyngtonie, pakuje walizki i ucieka z żoną na koniec świata, kierując się ku egzotycznym archipelagom południowego Pacyfiku. Na skalistych wyspach Vanuatu - gdzie tubylcy nadal są znani ze "zjadania ludzi" - popada z jednego zabawnego nieszczęścia w drugie. Zmaga się z tajfunami, trzęsieniami ziemi, olbrzymimi stonogami, a mimo to stwierdza, że odpowiada mu niefrasobliwy styl życia wyspiarzy. Zwłaszcza, że zaczyna pałać miłością do kavy - lokalnego napoju o narkotycznym działaniu. Gdy jego żona zachodzi w ciążę, przenoszą się na nieco bardziej cywilizowane Fidżi. Tam, zamiast upragnionego spokoju, odkrywają ze zdumieniem kraj pełen prostytutek, zamachów politycznych i wodzów plemiennych, których najbardziej interesuje wynik ostatniego meczu rugby. Synek państwa Troost jest zachwycony życiem na egzotycznych wyspach, rodzice coraz mniej
Getting stoned with savages : a trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu by J. Maarten Troost ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From the bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals, the laugh-out-loud true story of his years on the islands of Vanuatu and Fiji, among cannibals, volcanoes . . . and the world's best narcotics. With The Sex Lives of Cannibals, 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 side-splittingly funny account of life in the farthest reaches of the world. After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, battling feral dogs, machete-wielding neighbors, and a lack of beer on a daily basis, Maarten Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific. But as time went on, he realized he felt remarkably out of place among the trappings of twenty-first-century America. When he found himself holding down a job'one that might possibly lead to a career'he knew it was time for he and his wife, Sylvia, to repack their bags and set off for parts unknown. Getting Stoned with Savages tells the hilarious story of Troost's time on Vanuatu'a rugged cluster of islands where the natives gorge themselves on kava and are still known to "eat the man." Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes and soon finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders. When Sylvia gets pregnant, they decamp for slightly-more-civilized Fiji, a fallen paradise where the local chiefs can be found watching rugby in the house next door. And as they contend with new parenthood in a country rife with prostitutes and government coups, their son begins to take quite naturally to island living'in complete contrast to his dad
 
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Alternative Names
Maarten Troost J. 1969-....
Troost Jan Maarten 1969-....
Languages
English (79)
Polish (5)
French (4)
German (3)
Russian (1)
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