Based on a true story, in this delightful and unique novelette, Joseph decides to take some time out, but soon finds that sometimes a gap year is just not enough! After a decade of roaming the world he realises that he has actually taken a ‘Gap Life’MoreBased on a true story, in this delightful and unique novelette, Joseph decides to take some time out, but soon finds that sometimes a gap year is just not enough!
After a decade of roaming the world he realises that he has actually taken a ‘Gap Life’.Trying to reintegrate back onto the grid, he finds that he is ideally qualified to apply for a job he has seen advertised as a ‘Newspaper Columnist’ on the subject of ‘Gap Years’.This extraordinary and often humorous short book (with colour images), was inspired by the real life extreme travel experiences of the author. Beginning his journey in 2000, he built a treehouse to live in whilst travelling Brazil.
Years later he became so adept at roaming, he eventually renounced every single item he owned and wandered Europe without even a bag, with only the clothes he stood in, guided by an immense sense of intuition.Essentially, this quirky novelette is a nomad’s C.V, sprinkled with insights from the road and swiftly summarising an epic journey in Brazil, France, Spain, India, England, Scotland, Wales, New Zealand, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Greece and Italy:...amongst other places.
This is not a guide, but a journey of self-discovery and often uninhibited creative expression.When interviewed by the BBC in 2012, Greenman was said to be:“The person inside all of us that we wish we could let out from time to time. Possibly the most spontaneous traveller I have ever met!”(Sarah Walker, BBC Radio Berkshire, during a live interview)How to Take a Gap Life is the forerunner to the author’s epic full account of his mysterious ten years of roaming, his reality novel:‘I Travel Light: The Man Who Walked Out of the World’(Also written as literary non-fiction)Greenman is a dyslexic author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction.
Though his work is edited, his unique style of expressing words is not cut in order to be polished to an un-natural finish.