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The Exotic Booze Club : True adventures of volcanoes, cobras and a . . . beer elephant - Brian Armstrong

The Exotic Booze Club

True adventures of volcanoes, cobras and a . . . beer elephant

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It was a club created in flagrant violation of his employer's rules. A club for intrepid film-makers to share their hair-raising stories - of deadly snakes, acid lakes, enormous crocodiles and other examples of nature at its most dangerous - over a glass (or ten) of rotgut booze from the world's most dangerous zones. A memoir of alcoholic proportions!

At seven years old, the young Brian Armstrong was captivated by the pages of an old, yellow-bordered magazine . It wasn't just the bare-breasted tribeswomen that attracted his attention. Pictures of far-off jungles, exotic wildlife and intrepid explorers prompted the boy to declare 'That's what I'm going to do when I grow up.' Twenty- five years later, that dream came true. The boy from Bendigo found himself travelling from one death-defying adventure to another as a seat-of-the-pants expedition filmmaker for the same company that produced those yellow-bordered magazines. Coping with deadly snakes, volcanoes, acid lakes, malaria, armed rebels and even a helicopter crash became part of a day's work. Time and again Brian asked himself the same three questions: 'How did I get here?' 'How do I get out of here?' And, most importantly, 'What's to drink?' Against his employer's strict anti-alcohol policy, this irreverent larrikin started the Exotic Booze Club. Brian exhorted fellow filmmakers and explorers to return to the office to share strange liquors and wild tales of daring exploits. This book gives you the true stories from behind the scenes of Brian's most dramatic films, framed by the rise and fall of the one and only Exotic Booze Club.

About the Author

Brian Armstrong is the seventh child of a country horse trainer who ventured far from his boyhood town of Marong, Victoria. After more than a decade of reporting news and current affairs for Nine Network Australia, he moved to Washington DC and began a life of travel and documentary filmmaking, and worked as a staff producer for National Geographic. He has produced more than 50 documentaries for National Geographic Television and other broadcasters. When he's not on the road or planning his next adventure, he tries to stay sober, patch up his marriage and co-parent his three children.

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A great, fun book!

By JamieM

from Melbourne

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative

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    ISBN: 9781743313565
    ISBN-10: 174331356X
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 336
    Published: 1st March 2013
    Publisher: Allen amp; Unwin
    Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.8  x 2.5
    Weight (kg): 0.36
    Edition Number: 1