I met Roosh in Medellin about five months ago. In addition to acquainting himself with Colombia’s culture (and women), he was there to finish writing his second book. A Dead Bat in Paraguay is the memoir of his 6-month backpacking trip around South America.

Roosh sets the stage for deciding to travel long term by giving readers insight into the drudgery of a microbiologist’s lab work, complete with the despise he felt for his last boss. He touches on two vacations he took to Venezuela and Spain. And lastly, he tells readers of his post-college commitment to learning the art of seduction (aka “the game”). Roosh’s emphasis on meeting, dating, and bedding women would ultimately come to define his journey.

The adventure begins in Quito, Ecuador where differences in air pressure caused by altitude result in a bottle of personal lube exploding in his backpack, dousing his clothes and giant supply of preferred condoms. Within days, he has his pocket picked for the first time as well. Such bad luck continues to plague Roosh as he soldiers onward, providing plenty of comedy for readers.

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    In late 2007, I quit my job and left the comfortable life in the USA for the open road with nothing but a 20-pound backpack, a …

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