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Richard Grant was born of British parents in Malaysia, and spent much of his childhood in Kuwait, before his family moved to London. From those experiences, he seems to have inherited a sense that cultural boundaries are lines that are meant to be crossed. In his God's Middle Finger, now in its eighth printing, Grant thrust himself into the vortex of the lawless Sierra Madre and at least one reviewer was surprised that he survived. In Crazy River, he ventures even deeper into the dangerous unknown, following the route of Victorian explorers into the heart of East Africa. There he rafts on an uncharted Tanzanian river teeming with flesh-eating crocodiles and sleeping sickness carrying tsetse flies. His adventures are perilous, but even more fascinating are his encounters with the motley crew of eccentrics who he meets on his travels. One of the best travel essays of 2011. A paperback and NOOK Book original.