J. Maarten Troost, bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals and Getting Stoned with Savages, has produced a new title, Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story. If you are a recovering alcoholic and Robert Louis Stevenson fan like Troost, continents give you trouble. As he says, “bad things happen to me on large land masses.” Which is why he ends up island hopping in the South Pacific after a stint in rehab. In this new memoir, Troost chronicles his journey through obscure and hard-to-get-to islands following in the wake of Robert Louis Stevenson’s final journey through the South Seas. En route he rediscovers the joys of nature and the beauty of life.
From literary and pop culture references to famous artists and alcoholics through the ages, Troost regales his readers with hilarious tales of what it is like to recover from addiction while adventuring across the seas. Headhunters on My Doorstep will captivate travel-writing aficionados, Robert Louis Stevenson fans, and anyone who has ever lost their way. Read about some of Troost’s favorite funny island names (including Fakarava), discover some new ways to explore the South Pacific, learn about the distinct histories and cultures of the islands, and revisit the life and travels of the legendary Robert Louis Stevenson. Headhunters on My Doorstep, to be released by Gotham Books on August 20, 2013, is easily the South Pacific travel book of the year.