By Vago Damitio
note: hiya now not the grasp version, 2013, yet Chris's (JV) unique e-book, 2003 (published on amazon in 2011). Sharing as a super booklet. couldn't face up to. the grasp version i'm definite could be alongside quickly (and has been asked in epub format.)
This is the unique tough Living:Tips and stories of a Vagabond by way of Vago (Chris) Damitio.
Rough residing: information and stories of a Vagabond is a self-published tome by way of Pacific Northwesterner Chris Damitio.
The first half the booklet contains convenient candid suggestion approximately dwelling in the street, within the desolate tract, your automobile, or simply sofa browsing. remarkable nuggets contain a piece on hitchhiking etiquette from either views and the way to roll a cigarette out of the tobacco on the backside of came upon butts. even if taken as sensible suggestion or liked by means of the vicarious
"armchair adventurer," as Damitio loves to say, the contents are functional and entertaining.
The moment and longer part of the e-book is a lyrical magazine of Damitio's adventures, either household and in a foreign country. In them, the reader will get to determine a few of the assistance and risks spoken of within the first part performed out in nonfiction prose. As anyone who chooses success and event over the indenture of employment, Damitio's vignettes occur one of the transitority groups of touring foreigners and wizened urchins. As Damitio explores the planet, there's a pleasant combination of jovial under the influence of alcohol and stoned adventures, and critical considerate reflections.
Like the Jacks, Black and Kerouac, Damitio's type is either pleasing and business. There are occasional moments that slip into the Kerouacian touristy conceitedness, akin to the part within which Damitio smugly takes in a filthy rich, touring couple by means of considering if he can have a spouse as appealing because the lady if he have been to find the money for as huge a jewel because the one she activities on her finger. Lao-lao whiskey, opium, and pot all thread their approach into the narrative, and Damitio's enthusiasm for intoxication is only one of the various points of his political philosophy which are published within the book.
Like a hippified motion experience hero, Damitio's stories of go back and forth express the reader how you can be imaginative (he received his airplane fare to Asia on the slot machines) and heroic (he is helping keep ladies from a lewd vacationer, then saves the inebriated tourist's life). tough residing is an ideal instance of the outdated highway romance made modern. For these tempted to check their good fortune, it's addictive, like missives from an eloquent buddy abroad.
~MARJORIE SKINNER- Portland Mercury