Book #26: The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody

My goal in 2018 is to read 52 books. Here is a list of all the books I’ve read so far this year. Each book is ranked on a 5-star scale (5 is best).

**** The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody

I really liked this book. Like, a lot. The author, Leon Logothetis, leaves his life behind in England and decides to travel the US, from the East coast to the West coast, with $5 a day and the kindness of strangers. He can only receive generosity from strangers, but not money.

His journey is really crazy, as you’d expect, and it does make you realize that despite how bad things may feel, there are still nice people in the world. Or somehow Leon just found the last dozen or so of them left ;)

Amazon’s description:

Tired of his disconnected life and uninspiring job, Leon Logothetis left it all behind—job, money, home, even his cell phone—and hits the road with nothing but the clothes on his back and five dollars in his pocket, relying on the kindness of strangers and the serendipity of the open road for his daily keep, all of which will inspire a life-changing decision. Along his way, he offers up intriguing and charming tales gathered along his journey.
Reasons why you might enjoy this book:
  • You want to be inspired by the seemingly still present generosity of your fellow humans
  • You’re struggling in life and need something to spur new ideas in your head about what you should do with your life. I think this book could do that.