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Bangkok Days
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A passionate, affectionate record of adventures and misadventures in the world's hottest metropolis. Tourists come to Bangkok for many reasons - a sex change operation, a night with two prostitutes dressed as nuns, a stay in a luxury hotel. Lawrence Osborne comes for the cheap dentistry. Broke (but no longer in pain), he finds that he can live in Bangkok on a few dollars a day. And so the restless exile stays. Osborne's is a visceral experience of Bangkok, whether he's wandering the canals that fill the old city; dining at the No Hands Restuarant, where his waitress feeds him like a baby; or launching his own notably unsuccessful career as a gigolo. A guide without inhibitions, Osborne takes us to a feverish place where a strange blend of ancient Buddhist practice and new sexual mores has created a version of modernity only superficially indebted to the West. Bangkok Days is a love letter to the city that revived Osborne's faith in adventure and the world. 'Thailand inspires such enthralled romantici
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A passionate, affectionate record of adventures and misadventures in the world's hottest metropolis.

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Lawrence Osborne is the author of The Accidental Connoisseur and The Naked Tourist. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Financial Times, the New Yorker and is a contributing editor at Men's Vogue. Born in England, he lives in Bangkok. www.lawrenceosborne.net

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