Thursday, December 1, 2011
Amazing Adventures of a Nobody by Leon Logothetis
Of course, the struggles that Leon faces and the lessons he learns are important, but for me the story lay in the strangers he met along the way. People want to be generous and thoughtful and just need the opportunity. It was amazing for me to watch Leon's reaction to people when he gave them the chance to be everything they want to be. Not everyone he meets along the way is a model of humanity, but that's how life works and it keeps things interesting. The characters you'll meet in the book are the same people we see every day, except that we get a chance to see their inner being.
Amazing Adventures of a Nobody was also a TV series for three seasons on National Geographic. Leon is an experienced television host as well as producer. The back of the book contains a great discussion guide. Whether you're a book group or just want to delve into what you've read, this is a great tool. I strongly suggest you come take an adventure with Leon and get to know America as well as yourself.