Getting Lost: Mishaps of an Accidental Nomad

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How Can You Have Any Pudding if You Don’t Eat Your Meat?
Lewisham, England, 1976 — School dinner was like you see in movies about prison, only this was worse because at school, they didn’t just give you the food; they made you swallow it.

Masculinity Saved!
Lewisham, England, 1976 — The bikers, or the bats, or some other gnome-hating terrorist organization, were out to destroy Noddy and Big Ears and ruin Christmas. I was to swoop in with the line that would save everybody.

Confessions of a Teenaged Smuggler
USA ~ Finland ~ Norway, 1986 — In the 1980s, airport security went something like this: They would ask, “Mr. Fox, do you have anything in your possession that could bring down an airplane? Knives, guns, cassettes by the J. Geils Band?” Then the ticket agent would send you to security, where uniformed high school drop-outs would tell you to please proceed, if they had the necessary English skills to do so.

Tackling Lucy (This chapter appears in the first edition of this book, but not the new second edition. Read more about the two different editions here.)
Dingle, Ireland, 2000 — The sheep was on a mission, trotting quickly, almost running, in the direction of downtown Dingle with a confident stride and a mischievous glint in her eyes. There were lots of sheep in Ireland, but this one was different. This sheep was a rebel.


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