Title: Tell Them To Get Lost (Travels With The Lonely Planet Guidebook That Started It All)
Author: Brian Thacker
Pages: 354 (including Bibliography and Thanks)
Publisher: William Heinemann
Genre: Travel Writing
Thoughts: Brian Thacker manages to get ahold of an edition of the first-ever Lonely Planet shoestring guidebook and has an idea. He decides to see if the recommendations made in the book has lasted the test of time. So he retraces the steps of the authors involved in the 1975 book to see what's still around. He attempts to stay in the hotels mentioned in the book, tries not to get arrested and generally stay out of trouble.
Each chapter has a quote from the original guidebook and another from the fifteenth edition (published in 2010) which was worth comparing. This was a great read, and worth picking up. Definitely recommended. One of the books mentioned in the bibliography was The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia by Paul Theroux, which is now on my bookshelf waiting to be read.