Commentary

“An utterly charming, hysterically funny & deeply moving true account of one young woman’s amazing adventure: Doing something we all would love to do at one time or another – being someone else for a year! Something we would never have the nerve to pull off & she did it, girls!!! You’ll love, love, love this book!!!”

– HENRY JAGLOM, Writer/Director

“A philosophical and psychological romp. A Peter Pan story that made me wish I could leave my life behind and take up residence at the Purple Parakeet.”

-SUSAN FOX HAYWOOD, Neotenist

“A whimsical exploration on identity, disguise, cultural clichés, hostel society, and the humor that can arise from misperception. An unforgettable book; an inevitable film.”

-CASSANDRA HERRMAN, Filmmaker

“This book is a meticulously crafted zany adventure, a backpacker’s wonderland that I couldn’t put down. Made me nostalgic for my travelling days. Will do the same for you, even if you’ve never had any.”

-GILLIAN  REED, Puppeteer 

“A belting good book.” –  DAVE ANDREWS, Backpacker