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The Resource A beginner's guide to Paradise : 9 steps to giving up everything so you too can move to a South Pacific island, wear a loincloth, read a hundred books, diaper a baby monkey, build a bungalow, and maybe, just maybe, fall in love!, Alex Sheshunoff

A beginner's guide to Paradise : 9 steps to giving up everything so you too can move to a South Pacific island, wear a loincloth, read a hundred books, diaper a baby monkey, build a bungalow, and maybe, just maybe, fall in love!, Alex Sheshunoff

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A beginner's guide to Paradise : 9 steps to giving up everything so you too can move to a South Pacific island, wear a loincloth, read a hundred books, diaper a baby monkey, build a bungalow, and maybe, just maybe, fall in love!
Title
A beginner's guide to Paradise
Title remainder
9 steps to giving up everything so you too can move to a South Pacific island, wear a loincloth, read a hundred books, diaper a baby monkey, build a bungalow, and maybe, just maybe, fall in love!
Statement of responsibility
Alex Sheshunoff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of a lot of emails and several Facebook posts, a laugh-out-loud, true story of how a quarter-life crisis led to adventure, freedom, and love on a tiny island in the Pacific. In his mid-twenties, Alex Sheshunoff had his own internet start-up and had made national news. But he was also burned-out. So he bought a one-way ticket to the island of Yap, giving up everything he was supposed to want in search of all the things he never knew he needed. Along the way, he answered some important questions and some less essential ones too, such as: 1. How much, per pound, should you expect to pay a priest to fly you to the outer islands of Yap? 2. If you could have just one movie on a remote Pacific island, what would it definitely not be? 3. How do you blend fruity drinks without a blender? 4. Is a free one-hour class from Home Depot on 'flower box construction' sufficient training to build a house? While in the Pacific, Alex learned a lot. About making big choices and big changes. About the parts of Paradise that don't make it into the brochures. About the locals and expats he encountered, offended, and befriended. And, most of all, about focusing on what you actually care about. Now Alex shares his incredible story in a book that will surprise you, make you laugh, take you to such unforgettable islands as Angaur and Pig, and perhaps inspire you to find your own little place in the sun"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 996.6
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DU568.Y3
LC item number
S43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A beginner's guide to Paradise : 9 steps to giving up everything so you too can move to a South Pacific island, wear a loincloth, read a hundred books, diaper a baby monkey, build a bungalow, and maybe, just maybe, fall in love!, Alex Sheshunoff
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9780451475862.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
About This Guide -- Author's Note -- Step 1: Make Some Big Choices -- Step 2: Show Up -- Step 3: Find the Right Island -- Step 4: Stop Being So Picky and Just Pick a Damn Island -- Step 5: Settle In -- Step 6: Meet Someone -- Step 7: Regroup -- Step 8: Build a House -- Step 9: Live Pretty Much Happily Ever After -- Appendix A: Recipe for Reconstituted Hash Browns -- Appendix B: Recipe for the Perfect Sundowner -- Appendix C: 14 Things to Know Before Building a House on a Remote Pacific Island
Control code
ocn909025476
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451475862
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015008757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909025476
  • (Sirsi) a1850642
Label
A beginner's guide to Paradise : 9 steps to giving up everything so you too can move to a South Pacific island, wear a loincloth, read a hundred books, diaper a baby monkey, build a bungalow, and maybe, just maybe, fall in love!, Alex Sheshunoff
Link
9780451475862.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
About This Guide -- Author's Note -- Step 1: Make Some Big Choices -- Step 2: Show Up -- Step 3: Find the Right Island -- Step 4: Stop Being So Picky and Just Pick a Damn Island -- Step 5: Settle In -- Step 6: Meet Someone -- Step 7: Regroup -- Step 8: Build a House -- Step 9: Live Pretty Much Happily Ever After -- Appendix A: Recipe for Reconstituted Hash Browns -- Appendix B: Recipe for the Perfect Sundowner -- Appendix C: 14 Things to Know Before Building a House on a Remote Pacific Island
Control code
ocn909025476
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451475862
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015008757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909025476
  • (Sirsi) a1850642

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