A Beginners Guide to Paradise

A Beginners Guide to Paradise So You Too Can Move to a South Pacific Island Wear a Loincloth Read a Hundred Books Diaper a Baby Monkey Build a BungalowAnd Maybe, Just Maybe, Fall in Love Individual results may vary Baby monkey not included The true story of how a quarter life crisis led to adventure, freedom, and love on a tiny island in the Pacific. From the author of a lot of emails and several Facebook posts comes A Beginner s Guide to Paradise , a laugh out loud, true story that will answer your most pressing escape from it all questions, including 1 How much, per pound, should you expect to pay a priest to fly you to the outer islands of Yap 2 Classic slumber party stumper If you could have just one movie on a remote Pacific island, what would it definitely not be 3 How do you blend fruity drinks without a blender 4 Is a free, one hour class from Home Depot on Flowerbox Construction sufficient training to build a house From Robinson Crusoe to Survivor, Gilligan s Island to The Beach, people have fantasized about living on a remote tropical island But when facing a quarter life crisis, plucky desk slave Alex Sheshunoff actually did it.While out in Paradise, he learned a lot About how to make big choices and big changes About the less than idyllic parts of paradise About tying a loincloth without exposing the tender bits Now, Alex shares his incredible story and pretty hard won wisdom in a book that will surprise you, make you laugh, take you to such unforgettable islands as Yap and Pig, and perhaps inspire your own move to an island with only two letters in its name Answers 1 1.14 2 Gas Attack Training Made Simple 3 Crimp a fork in half and insert middle into power drill 4 No. From the Hardcover edition. New Read [ A Beginners Guide to Paradise ] by [ Alex Sheshunoff ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • A Beginners Guide to Paradise
  • Alex Sheshunoff
  • 11 November 2018
  • 0451475860

11 thoughts on “A Beginners Guide to Paradise

  1. says:

    I can only review the excerpt from this book I enjoyed what I read..it was easy to feel the authors enthusiasm and I love the general idea of this book fits with my own desires but I didn t get the full experience I did agree with Alex Sheshunoff, though, when he said Bring Friends Who Are Contractors perfect, my husband, can come too lol I wouldn t mind spending a year or two of my life moving to the South Pacific Island to kick back and have my husband I can only review the excerpt from this book I enjoyed what I read..it was easy to feel the authors enthusiasm and I love the general idea of this book fits with my own desires but I didn t get the full experience I did agree with Alex Sheshunoff, though, when he said Bring Friends Who Are Contractors perfect, my husband, can come too lol I wouldn t mind spending a year o...

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    Copy provided by NetGalleyGenerally speaking, I pretty much avoid I traveled for a couple of years to find myself, and here s how you can, too books written by rich people, because speaking as someone who toiled for the greater part of my life for minuscule paychecks I don t feel that rich people have anything to say to the rest of us unless their book includes the wherewithal to cruise the world for a couple of years.That said, this book was 1 free and 2 promised to be amusing, rather than Copy provided by NetGalleyGenerally speaking, I pretty much avoid I traveled for a couple of years to find myself, and here s how you can, too books written by rich people, because speaking as someone who toiled for the greater part of my life for minuscule paychecks I don t feel that rich people have anything to say to the rest of us unless their book includes the wherewithal to cruise the world for a couple of years.That said, this book was 1 free and 2 promised to be amusing, rather than hortatory, so I went for it And I m glad I did While I have my suspicions about the many word for word conversations Sheshunoff recollected, in a way it doesn t matter if they happened exactly that way or were fictionalized His eye for the idiosyncrasies of human beings, wherever they come from, is sharp, funny, and sympathetic No one s foibles areunstinti...

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    This book was absolutely hilarious at the beginning and then still funny towards the end, but I guess I was just wondering to myself who does that Just ups and quits his job and goes to find Paradise It was a very entertaining, human interest book and held my attention until the end.Then I read that he got 50 million from his stock options and I was like alrighty then, no wonder I mean the book was talking about him running out of funds and stuff like that previously to this little jewel com This book was absolutely hilarious at the beginning and then still funny towards the end, but I guess I was just wondering to myself who does that Just ups and quits his job and goes to find Paradise It was a very entertaining, human interest book and held my attention until the end.Then I read that he got 50 million from his stock options and I was like alrighty then, no wonder I mean the book was talkin...

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    I started this book thinking it would be along the lines of The Sex Lives of Cannibals Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J Maarten Troost and I wasn t wrong I used to be into reading travelogues a lot back in college easy way to escape but haven t read too many lately But this was offered as a Read Now selection on Netgalley so I decided to check it out.Alex Sheshunoff has started his own Internet company that really had a noble goal and has worked at it for 5 years, but finally de I started this book thinking it would be along the lines of The Sex Lives of Cannibals Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J Maarten Troost and I wasn t wrong I used to be into reading travelogues a lot back in college easy way to escape but haven t read too many lately But this was offered as a Read Now selection on Netgalley so I decided to check it out.Alex Sheshunoff has started his own Internet company that really had a noble goal and has worked at it for 5 years, but finally decides, due to various circumstances, that he s had enough The company has lots of issues and the goal he set out for it, it s nowhere near accomplishing So he decides to quit it all and escape He quits his company, breaks up with his girlfriend, sublets his apartment, and takes off to find what he thinks Gauguin found Paradise.First thing to note is that obviously, the author has a lot of privilege to be able to pick up everything and move to a tropical island in the Pacific The nice thing is...

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    Alex Sheshunoff decided he had had enough of his job, of the city, and of his relationship He felt he wasn t going anywhere and wanted to find ameaningful life So he packed up a hundred books he d never read, some white t shirts, and headed to the Pacific to find an island paradise This is the story of his journey looking for the right place to settle, building his own home, falling in love, and his adventures along the way.I laughed out loud on so many occasions It was a wonderful rea Alex Sheshunoff decided he had had enough of his job, of the city, and of his relationship He felt he wasn t going anywhere and wanted to find ameaningful life So he packed up a hundred books he d never read, some white t shirts, and headed to the Pacific to find an island paradise This is the story of his journey looking for the right place to settle, building his own home, falling in love, and his adventures along the way.I laughed out loud on so many occasions It was a wonderful read from the About this Guide all the way through the acknowledgements seriously, I often don t bother with acknowledgements, but I m glad I didn t skip these Sheshunoff is a gifted writer and he has a great story to tell awesome combination His sense of humor includes a willingness to laugh at himself which is charming He also seems like a genuinely likable person who cares about others and tries to be sensitive to the cultures he encounters along the way I received an u...

  6. says:

    I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway It s everyone s dream.

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    I received a NetGalley copy.It s a hard one to review I loved the idea of the book and was ready to fall in love with it I started reading this book during a particularly stressful flight and I thought I would be entertained by light and funny memoir Who wouldn t love the real life story of a man who moved to a South Pacific Island and read a hundred books Weeeell While a part of the book was sort of interesting and slightly amusing, I couldn t laugh out loud I often find myself being I received a NetGalley copy.It s a hard one to review I loved the idea of the book and was ready to fall in love with it I started reading this book during a particularly stressful flight and I thought I would be entertained by light and funny memoir Who wouldn t love the real life story of a man who moved to a South Pacific Island and read a hundred books Weeeell While a part of the book was sort of interesting and slightly amusing, I couldn t laugh out loud I often find myself being annoyed That s not good I thought I should be laughing out loud Then I started to doubt my sense There must be something wrong with me That thought made me feel evenstressful So, I stopped reading the book and started reading Money Master the Game by Tony Robbins, and started chuckling Mind you I m a kind of pers...

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    So excited to win this as a First Reads winner Looks like an awesome summer read I must have really liked this book I read this nearly 450 page book in ONE sitting Alex had me hooked from the beginning, but once I got to Step 6 Meet Someone page 215 and he meets Sarah I had to keep reading to the end page 447 Then I had to go look at Alex s website to see the pictures of the construction of the house, the friends, the monkey.After five years of running his own internet company in New So excited to win this as a First Reads winner Looks like an awesome summer read I must have really liked this book I read this nearly 450 page book in ONE sitting Alex had me hooked from the beginning, but once I got to Step 6 Meet Someone page 215 and he meets Sarah I had to keep reading to the end page 447 Then I had to go look at Alex s website to see the pictures of the construction of the house, the friends, the monkey.After five years of running his own internet company in New York City, Alex decides that his job, his current relationship and his life in general just isn t working and he goes off to the South Pacific to read 100 books, find paradise and basically discover what he wants to do next with his life.After numerous not to mention hilarious false starts on several islands Yap, Pig, Guam an...

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    Have you ever imagined just throwing up your hands, walking away from your commitments and escaping to an exotic island The author, Alex Sheshunoff did just that His journey to find a remote island to call home, carrying with him 100 books was fascinating Burnt out from trying to make his Internet business successful, Alex walked away from his life his home, his belongings, his business, his relationship to find an exotic small island in the South Pacific on which to make a fresh start He b Have you ever imagined just throwing up your hands, walking away from your commitments and escaping to an exotic island The author, Alex Sheshunoff did just that His journey to find a remote island to call home, carrying with him 100 books was fascinating Burnt out from trying to make his Internet business successful, Alex walked away from his life his home, his belongings, his business, his relationship to find an exotic small island in the South Pacific on which to make a fresh start He breaks down his quest in nine chapters, with titles such as Make Some Big Choices, Stop Being so Picky and Just Pick a Damn Island, Build a House, Live Pretty Much Happily Ever After At the beginning of each chapter, Alex starts off with 2 bullet points of what you can expect to learn in this chapter so very clever and often laugh out loud fu...

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    This review refers to the NetGalley edition of this title My rating hovers at closer to 3.5 stars, but rounded up to 4 for the overall enjoyment factor Alex Sheshunoff has written a humorous chronicle of his time spent in the Pacific, the things he did there, and the people he encountered Many of the stories are really great However, it s just too long and too detailed and it seems like it s never going to end Several chapters could have been edited out or down and it would have done wonder This review refers to the NetGalley edition of this title My rating hovers at closer to 3.5 stars, but rounded up to 4 for the overall enjoyment factor Alex Sheshunoff has written a humorous chronicle of his time spent in the Pacific, the things he did there, and the people he encountered Many of the stories are really great However, it s just too long and too detailed and it seems like it s never going to end Several chapters could have been edited out or down and it would have done wonders for the reading experience Even the acknowledgments section went on for page after page Sheshunoff writes very much like David Sedaris, butverbose This novel could have easily adapted well into a collection of Sedaris like essays and removed the droning on factor I want to be clear Sheshunoff has a great sense of humor, his story is interesting and engaging and is so the enti...

  11. says:

    Back in the late 1990s, the author ran an internet company in New York Five years into it, burnt out and in his late 20s, he left New York to look for paradise Along with the 100 books he d never read in school, he moved to a small island in the Pacific called Yap population of just over 11,000 in the Pacific Ocean He eventually ended up in Angaur in Palau, also in the Pacific Ocean This is his account of his experiences and figuring out what paradise means to him.I enjoyed this book I Back in the late 1990s, the author ran an internet company in New York Five years into it, burnt out and in his late 20s, he left New York to look for paradise Along with the 100 books he d never read in school, he moved to a small island in the Pacific called Yap population of just over 11,000 in the Pacific Ocean He eventually ended up in Angaur in Palau, also in the Pacific Ocean This is his account of his experiences and figuring out ...

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