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Tim Cahill - Author

About the Author

Tim Cahill is the author of seven books, including A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg, Pecked to Death by Ducks, Jaguars Ripped My Flesh and Hold the Enlightenment. He is an editor at large for Outside magazine, and his work appears in National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times Book Review, and other national publications. He lives in Montana.

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The Kindness of Strangers

The Kindness of Strangers

Author: Tim Cahill, Dave Eggers, Don George, Jan Morris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2016

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher* A timely collection of 26 inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world. Featuring stories by Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester and Dave Eggers. I greatly appreciate the theme of this book that gathers stories of kindness received when it was most needed and perhaps least expected. I am sure they will inspire everyone who reads them, encouraging each of us to take whatever opportunities arise to be kind to others in turn. - HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA The Kindness of Strangers is a wonderful companion for travel. It enlarges us, reminds us that serendipity is one of the ultimate joys of life's constant journey. - AMY TAN A wonderful idea beautifully realized. I enjoyed it immensely.- BILL BRYSON About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

Tales from Nowhere

Tales from Nowhere

Author: Tim Cahill, Jason Elliot, Don George, Pam Houston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2016

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher* Unexpected stories from unexpected places. Many places can feel like nowhere: a desert, an isolated village, even the middle of a bustling, impersonal city. And then something happens: an adventure, a revelation, an experience that changes the whole landscape. The discovery that every place is the centre of the world to somebody and has its own riches and wonders. The authors of these 30 real-life tales find passion, surprise and illumination in the middle of Borneo or Beijing, in a Mayan mountain village, along a timeworn trail in Tuscany, on an isolated South Pacific island, or under a desert moon in Mali. These richly varied stories all celebrate and illuminate one simple truth: if we embark on each adventure with an open heart and an open mind, travel will take us places we never planned to go, and enrich and enlighten us in ways we never otherwise would have known. Featuring stories by: Anthony Sattin, Danny Wallace, Jason Elliot, Pam Houston, Ralph Potts, Pico Iyer, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

Legacy The Autobiography of Tim Cahill

Legacy The Autobiography of Tim Cahill

Author: Tim Cahill Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2015

The story of international football star Tim Cahill, one of the most admired Australian sportsmen of all time. It's an unlikely footballing fairytale. Born in Sydney to a Samoan mother and Londoner father, Timothy Cahill grew up in the sprawling Western Suburbs, where cricket and rugby league ruled. It was a long way from his father's beloved West Ham and the English game that transfixed a young Tim with his own unlikely dreams of one day playing professionally. Growing up in the 1980s, life for Tim was about family, football and more football - training, playing and watching it with his brothers. Beginning as the youngest and smallest boy on the field, Tim steadily worked his way through the local club sides with an on-field toughness and intelligence that made the unlikely a possibility. By the time he was a teenager, Tim's parents boldly applied for a bank loan to fund his travels to England. It was an act of faith repaid with a successful trial for Millwall, the storied London club. After 241 appearances and 58 goals and cult hero status among the fans, he signed for Everton where he would enjoy a highly successful Premiership and stellar international career - leaving the legacy of becoming one of the most admired Australian sportsmen of all time. With his trademark honesty and candour, Tim reflects on what it takes to make it to the top - the sacrifices, the physical cost, the mental stamina, the uncompromising self-belief, but also the loyalty, the integrity, and the generosity. An autobiography that is more than a record of the goals and the games, Tim Cahill's story is a universal reminder of the importance of making your moment count.

Buried Dreams

Buried Dreams

Author: Tim Cahill Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2014

The definitive study of John Wayne Gacyfrom his abusive childhood to the murders of thirty-three boysbased on four years of investigative reporting. John Wayne Gacy, the ';Killer Clown,' was a suburban Chicago businessman sentenced to death in 1980 for a string of horrific murders after the bodies of his victims were found hidden in a crawl space beneath his Des Plaines, Illinois, home. The serial killer had preyed on teenagers and young menat the same time entertaining at children's parties and charitable events dressed as ';Pogo the Clown.' Drawing on exclusive interviews and previously unreported material, journalist Tim Cahill ';offers the stuff of wrenching nightmares' (The Wall Street Journal): a harrowing journey inside the mind of a serial killer. Meticulously researched and graphically recounted, Buried Dreams brings to vivid life the real John Wayne Gacyhis complex personality, compulsions, inadequacies, and tormentsoften in the murderer's own words. Called ';an absorbing and disturbing story' by Publishers Weekly and ';surprisingly graceful' by the New York Times, this is a journey to the heart of human evil that you will never forget.

Jaguars Ripped My Flesh

Jaguars Ripped My Flesh

Author: Tim Cahill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2012

Tim Cahill has clambered up Mount Roraima in the Guyana highlands, searching for the site of Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World. He's dined on baked turtle lung in the desolate northeast of Australia and harvested poisonous sea snakes in the Philippines. He's watched a wrestling match between a shark and an underwater zombie during a horror movie shoot off the coast of Mexico. In this classic collection of adventure travel writing, Tim Cahill writes evocatively and often hilariously about these close encounters. He also briefs us on gorilla etiquette, porcupine vendettas, and the loathsome fate awaiting those who disturb ruins in the jungles of the Amazon. JAGUARS RIPPED MY FLESH is an exhilarating roller-coaster of a book, by a writer who gives new meaning to the expression going to extremes .

Pecked To Death By Ducks

Pecked To Death By Ducks

Author: Tim Cahill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2010

Tim Cahill sleeps with grizzly bears. He also treks with llamas, inches his way through the deepest cave in America, and assesses the cuteness quotient of giant clams in the South Pacific - all in the service of some of the most lively, nerve-wracking, and outrageous travel writing of our time. From the wastes of Antarctica to the blazing oil fields of Kuwait, and from an evening of demonic possession in Bali to a session on Guatemala's Throne of Terror, PECKED TO DEATH BY DUCKS is a grand tour of the earth's remote, exotic, and dismal places, conducted with irresistible aplomb by a master of high (and low) adventure.

Hold The Enlightenment

Hold The Enlightenment

Author: Tim Cahill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2010

In Hold the Enlightenment, one of America's favourite and funniest adventure writers returns with his most entertaining collection of essays yet as he travels the globe and faces down challenges that are animal, topographical - and human. Hold the Enlightenment takes Cahill to sites as far-flung as Saharan salt mines, the Congolese jungle, and Hanford, Washington, home of the largest toxic waste dump in the Western Hemisphere. With trademark wit and insight, Cahill describes stalking the legendary Caspian tiger in the mountains bordering Iraq, slogging through a pitch-black Australian Eucalyptus forest to find the nocturnal platypus, diving with great white sharks in South Africa, staving off enlightenment at a yoga retreat in Negril, Jamaica, and much, much more. In these essays, vivid and masterly storytelling combine with outrageously sly humour and jolts of real emotion to show one of the most popular journalists of our time at the peak of his game.

Lost in My Own Backyard

Lost in My Own Backyard

Author: Tim Cahill Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2008

Lets get lost together . . . Lost in My Own Backyard brings acclaimed author Tim Cahill together with one of hisand Americasfavorite destinations: Yellowstone, the worlds first national park. Cahill has been puttering around in the park for a quarter of a century, slowly covering its vast scope and exploring its remote backwoods. So does this mean that he knows what hes doing? Hardly. I live fifty miles from the park, says Cahill, but proximity does not guarantee competence. Ive spent entire afternoons not knowing exactly where I was, which is to say, I was lost in my own backyard.Cahill stumbles from glacier to geyser, encounters wildlife (some of it, like bisons, weighing in the neighborhood of a ton), muses on the microbiology of thermal pools, gets spooked in the mysterious Hoodoos, sees moonbows arcing across waterfalls at midnight, and generally has a fine old time walking several hundred miles while contemplating the concept and value of wilderness. Mostly, Cahill says, I have resisted the urge to commit philosophy. This is difficult to do when youre alone, twenty miles from the nearest road, and youve just found a grizzly bear track the size of a pizza.Divided into three partsThe Trails, which offers a variety of favorite day hikes; In the Backcountry, which explores three great backcountry trails very much off the beaten track; and A Selected Yellowstone Bookshelf, an annotated bibliography of his favorite books on the parkthis is a hilarious, informative, and perfect guide for Yellowstone veterans and first-timers alike. Lost in My Own Backyard is adventure writing at its very best.From the Hardcover edition.

Not So Funny When It Happened The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure

Not So Funny When It Happened The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure

Author: Tim Cahill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2006

When life takes a turn toward the absurd, you know you're on the road. Not So Funny When It Happened collects side-splitting tales of travel misadventures from Bill Bryson, Dave Barry, Anne Lamott, David Sedaris, Adair Lara, Randy Wayne White, Mark Salzman, J. P. Donleavy, Elliot Neal Hester, and other travel writers who pack a healthy sense of humor.

Pass The Butterworms

Pass The Butterworms

Author: Tim Cahill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2004

In Pass The Butterworms Cahill takes us to the steppes of Mongolia, where he spends weeks on horseback alongside the descendants of Genghis Khan and masters the Mongolian death trot ; to the North Pole, where he goes for a pleasure dip in 36-degree water; to Irian Jaya New Guinea, where he spends a companionable evening with members of one of the last head-hunting tribes. Whether observing family values among the Stone Age Dani people, or sampling delicacies like sauteed sago beetle and premasticated manioc beer, Cahill is a fount of arcane information and a master of self-deprecating humour.

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