Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Robert Young Pelton on Dangerous Places
Drowning NOT Waving
Always some great fun at the website of Robert Pelton Young, which he cheerfully calls Come Back Alive.
I first met Robert at the Book Expo in Los Angeles many years ago while I was promoting the first edition of my Southeast Asia Handbook for Moon Publications. Robert had purchased venerable yet deathbed ridden Fielding's guides and was cranking out new editions and updates at a furious pace.
I picked up a copy of Robert's guide to Borneo, sensibly called Fielding Borneo with a pub date of 1995. Fielding guides later folded, but Bob went on to interviews in Iraq and hooking up with kids in Marin for adventures in Panama and beyond.
He lives in a world of trouble.
My kinda guy.