Amazing Adventures of a Nobody.

Author:Thompson, Joseph
Position:Young adult review - Book review

Leon Logothetis (author); AMAZING ADVENTURES OF A NOBODY; Bettie Youngs Books Publishing Company (Nonfiction: Autobiography & Memoir) $14.95 ISBN: 9780984308132

Byline: Joseph Thompson

The line between television and real life, never clear to begin with, has grown a bit foggier with the release of Leon Logothetis' new memoir, Amazing Adventures of a Nobody. Based on the reality-television show by the same name, Logothetis' book offers a look inside the mind of either the savior of America's reputation or the greatest flimflam man since Ponzi to cross the Atlantic.

Haunted by a growing sense of disconnectedness and isolation, and stuck at an unsatisfying job, Logothetis's idea is as simple and naive as it is endearing and heartwarming. As many people have wanted to do, he left his job, cell phone, and home to travel across the United States. Logothetis landed in New York with an allowance of $5.00 a day and a camera crew, got advice from a pimp, a blessing from a wrestling priest, and was on his way.

America has a rich tradition of supporting those wonderful heroes who break away from the norm regardless of where they are from. As a people, Americans are known for their hospitality, warmth, and willingness to open their hearts and doors to complete strangers. And Logothetis, pilgarlic and unassuming, brings out the best in those around him. Like pulling a strand of mismatched pearls out of a Cracker Jack box, Amazing Adventures of a Nobody is a string of one unexpected drop of kindness...

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