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Fetching Tales from a Year on the Road

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


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.

Customer Reviews

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

Great read

And was extra cool that I bumped into Tom on his journey. May the journey continue always wherever you are!

Raw and compelling.

Gates' writing is raw and real as he hops around the globe. His crisp prose and wry observations compel the reader forward, even when they make you squirm. There is something very appealing about the truths here about the human condition, cultural immersion, the ex-pat life, and country hopping. Even if you don't have wanderlust, this book will make you think about the world in a whole new way.

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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Essays & Memoirs
  • Published: Feb 03, 2012
  • Publisher: Wayward Press
  • Print Length: 101 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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