Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive!
True stories from a curious traveler
- Accidentally marrying a Maasai warrior in Kenya.
- Tracking lions — on foot — without a gun in Botswana.
- Attempting to eat a horse in southern Italy.
- Sampling the world’s most expensive coffee — which is brewed from the excrement of a small mammal in Bali.
Whether she is lost in Melbourne, kidnapped in the Tunisian desert, or eaten alive by the blood-sucking denizens of tropical north Queensland, King’s stories — quirky, poignant, occasionally unsettling, and often funny — are inspiring and entertaining.
But don’t take her word for it: King’s first full-length travel memoir has garnered plenty of praise from reviewers, readers, and writers. You can purchase Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive! from these booksellers:
Laurie’s writing has appeared in travel anthologies published by Lonely Planet, Travelers’ Tales, Wanderland Writers, and others:
- Wandering in Andalusia: The Soul of Southern Spain (Wanderland Writers, 2016)
- Wandering in Cornwall: Mystery, Myth and Transformation in the Land of Ancient Celts (Wanderland Writers, 2015)
- Wandering in Paris: Luminaries and Love in the City of Light (Wanderland Writers, 2013)
- Travel Stories from Around the Globe (Bay Area Travel Writers, 2012)
- Wandering in Bali: A Tropical Paradise Discovered (Wanderland Writers, 2012)
- Animal Addict’s Guide to Global Volunteer Travel (Dog’s Eye View Media, 2011)
- Wandering in Costa Rica: Landscapes Lost and Found (Wanderland Writers, 2010)
- The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2009 (Travelers’ Tales, 2009)
- Venturing in Italy: Travels in Puglia, Land Between Two Seas (Travelers’ Tales, 2008)
- Venturing in Ireland: Quest for the Modern Celtic Soul (Travelers’ Tales, 2007)
- 30 Days in Italy: True Stories of Escape to the Good Life (Travelers’ Tales, 2006)
- The Thong Also Rises (Travelers’ Tales, 2005)
“At a Crossroads,” about being kidnapped in Tunisia, was included in Lonely Planet’s anthology,
- , edited by Don George. Other contributors include Jan Morris, Simon Winchester, Pico Iyer, and Tim Cahill.