Fetching Tales from a Year on the Road
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Wayward is a gripping, observant, heartfelt and hilarious collection of travel pieces written by Tom Gates, who here re-invents himself as accomplished writer after fifteen years of working with some of the biggest names in the music business. His travel stories have had millions of views online and are collected within for the first time. The content of Wayward was written during a yearlong trip around the world, during which the author lived in twelve countries over twelve months.
Gates' writing has been described as “evocative”, “hilarious” and “brilliant.”
He has been described as a “wanker,” “kind of a dipshit” and “retarded.”
Wayward is a must-read for anyone who needs a shrink and likes to travel.
Funny, emotional... great read
I didn't know what to expect, from this ebook. I've read many travel journals over the years... and left pleasantly surprised. I've traveled quite a bit for my personal life, and for my professional life as a former CNN anchor and current anchor at the ABC affiliate in Washington DC. I was left laughing at times, on edge at others, and inspired in the end. I'd hope to be able to have an equally adventurous experience in the near future. But until then, I can live vicariously through the stories featured in Wayward
A mesmerizing delve into a traveling simpleton. Unforgettable grit.
Irreverent insight by a seasoned music industry veteran
With the pop culture savvy of Chuck Klosterman and the cultural attention to detail of Bill Bryson, Gates brings life to the people and places he visits. This travel memoir is sad, funny, gross and highly entertaining. I'm glad I checked it out and you will be too.