Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Good Globe: Time for a Change of Hemisphere by Shelby Simpson | Book Spotlight

Good Globe: Time for a Change of Hemisphere

by Shelby Simpson


Published: September 21st 2015
Publisher: Drunk Publishing
Page count: 363
Genre: Nonfiction, Travel, Humor

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A million things bind us to the repetitive drudgery of our every day lives. Our imagined confines breed a horde of excuses that keep us from stepping outside of the usual, the monotonous, and taking that final step needed to start our travel dreams—the long-term vacation, living overseas dreams. 

This is a true story of what happens when comfort stays on the tarmac and fades into the distance like a forgotten canvas duffle bag. This is about making sure the bucket list gets completed tomorrow. 

Throughout her life, Shelby Simpson has abandoned monotony in search of the next great adventure. She has visited 39 countries and lived in seven—traveling from the surreal beaches of Fiji to the winding halls of a Bolivian prison, and to dozens of locations in between. Each new destination reveals a new story, a tasty local cocktail, and a piece of a powerful truth: Fear is the only barrier to discovering that people are really all the same. 

This book is a glimpse at the wonders we can discover when we find the courage to take that first step to travel outside of our comfort zone. There are belly laughs, panicked gasps, and awed silences to be had in every corner of this magical globe. All it takes is a little gumption, a shot (or five) of vodka, and the goodness inherent in people everywhere.


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About the author


Shelby Simpson was born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma until leaving to attend college in Arizona at age eighteen. During this time in Flagstaff, she took out a loan to study overseas—a decision that would launch a ten-year travel career. 

From teaching English in Taiwan to partying at a hostel built on a dock in the Caribbean waters of Panama, Shelby has lived a well-balanced life. She believes in treating her body like a temple Monday through Friday and a carnival Saturday through Sunday. Rugged nature is her happy place, with a solid dance session (to throwback hip-hop) on an LED dance floor as a close second. She’s attempting to fit five lifetimes into one. 

After returning to the U.S.A. and her home state in 2011, Shelby completed her Masters in Professional Writing and finished her first travel book in a series. She is currently trying to crack the code to her wildest dream—living the life of full-time writer.


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