Cash Peters is in BIG trouble. He’s been given his own travel show on TV. Just one problem: he suffers from terrible phobias and food allergies. Now he has to go around the world, eating greasy foreign food and living among different cultures. He faces lions in Kenya, polar bears in Alaska, land mines in Cambodia, naked Russians in Moscow, and many more. How will he survive?
The idea is simple: “Let’s dump him in an unfamiliar culture in a faraway land with no money and no place to stay, and see what happens.”
But he is afraid of nearly everything and horribly allergic to the rest. So Cash doesn’t want to go. However, after ample convincing he goes nonetheless. So now he has to go around the world, doing things he hates. Bottom line: they’ve given the show to the wrong guy. Or was that the producers evil plan from the onset…..?!
This is how Cash becomes the protagonist of a tv-series named ‘Stranded’, for the Travel Channel, in which he flew around the world to 32 countries, doing so without money, food, or a place to stay.
Cash has chronicled his ‘stranded’ experiences in a hilarious book named Naked in Dangerous Places. He is not as Naked as the Naked Handstander, the girls of The Topless Travel Tour or the No-pants Subway riders! Nonetheless he feels as if he is naked all the time, he is that uncomfortable in all the places and situations he finds himself.
It is the story of one man’s efforts to remain sane in an insane world. Told with wit and shameless honesty, it documents a yearlong journey through exotic lands, from Kenya to Cambodia, Morocco to Dubai, as Cash drops in on fascinating cultures, eating, drinking, even sleeping in cow-dung huts with the locals, and eventually proving the truth of the old saying “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Though, to be honest, killing you is more likely.
Or as Peter Allison aptly added:
“Great explorers possess bravery, a cast iron stomach and insatiable curiosity about what lies around the next bend. Cash Peters has none of these attributes. But he is very, very funny, and his misadventures in exotic locales make for the best travel writing I have read in years.”
Sources: cashpeters blog