Acclaim for Sandwiches Should NEVER Taste Like Cow Crap:
'The world, according to Dave Lowe, is a dangerous place -- full of sadistic customs agents, decaying airplanes and toothlessly grinning old women. It is therefore also a wonderful, hilarious place, the kind of world you'd visit yourself if only you had Lowe's wit, open-mindedness and unerring penchant for disaster.'
Matt Gross, The New York Times' Frugal Traveler
‘Dave Lowe spares you the humdrum of life on the road that plagues so much travel writing today. Instead, he cuts right to the chase with the sort of outrageous highlights you'd want to hear if you were lucky enough to saddle up next to him at the bar.’
Doug Lansky, author of The Last Trout In Venice
'From chair throwing Frenchwomen to machete-wielding Vietnamese sandwich makers, Sandwiches Should NEVER Taste Like Cow Crap is proof positive that travel only starts to get real interesting when things go wrong.'
Peter Moore, author of No Shitting in the Toilet and Swahili for the Broken Hearted
'Dave Lowe's writing is fast, funny, and so full of life that you can only imagine how from now on everyone will do anything they can to imitate his style.'
Tahir Shah, author of The Caliph's House etc.
‘Some travelers have to go out of their way to find adventure, but for Dave Lowe, the opposite seems to be *true: adventure seems to seek him out instead. Through his highly readable madcap episodes, readers are there, right beside him, taken along for one wickedly funny, turbulent flight.’
Pilot Guides, Ltd., creator of the award winning television series, Globetrekker
‘Dave Lowe's book shows that having the right attitude has a lot to do with the enjoyment of travel. Despite frequent falls off the proverbial horse, Lowe saddles back up with wit and passion for more. The stories in this book are marvelous and memorable.’
Justine Shapiro, documentary filmmaker and host of Globetrekker
'Who doesn't love reading emails from that wanderlust friend you always think about when you're stuck sitting at your desk pushing paper? Dave Lowe's humorous and shockingly real tales from the road suck you into the trials and tribulations of being a travel junky--and make you want to ask when the next trip is and if you can go with him!'
Shanti Sosienski, author of Women Who Run
‘David Lowe’s new travelogue Sandwiches Should NEVER Taste Like Cow Crap is an exciting and refreshing read. He has a writing style that is all his own: fresh, personable, and peppered with his own humorous observations and antidotes. As I read the chapter on Japan, I felt less that I was reading travel book, and more that I was sitting with a good friend, listening to one hilarious travel tale after another. I could hardly wait to find what happened next.’
Wade Brackenbury, author of Yak Butter and Black Tea
'From tales of mass hysteria in north India to zen like encounters in rural Japan, Dave Lowe proves, in his world, truth is stranger than fiction. Sandwiches Should NEVER Taste Like Cow Crap is less a backpacker's bible, more a 'how not to' guide of the extreme highs and lows of off-the-beaten-track travel. A grotesque, fascinating and enlightening laugh-out-loud read.'
Susi O'Neill, former editor of www.pilotguides.com
‘Sandwiches Should NEVER Taste Like Cow Crap wends its way as far off the tourist track as one could possibly imagine while maintaining a deliciously madcap, hair-raising yet often hilarious, sense of high adventure. Bless him for taking his readers where I suspect the majority of us would fear to tread…..or - I suspect most would fear to tread.’
Jay Koren, author of The Company We Kept
'At last--a travel narrative that dispenses with movie-of-the-week reverence and gives us the straight dish. Travel, down and dirty, from amorous camels to AK-47 toting Khmer Rouge. Stow your trays, get your seats in the upright position, and get ready for a helluva ride.'
Gregg Hurwitz, author of The Kill Clause