Winston (The LEGEND!),
Yes, you got that order exactly right. No problem for me to wait, just send me the discs when you can.
I'm in the process of reading your Russian journal and I think it's just incredible. Your great writing has made me live the whole experience vicariously. Seriously, I feel like I have now lived through the heavenly highs and hellish lows of being engaged to Katya and I need to see her now. I want to see that Yanis fuckhead who ripped me off and screwed my fiancee... I am going to kick his ass!
I consider myself a very well-read person and I have never encountered a writer who is so unflinching when it comes to putting his real self onto the page. You just put it all out there, your very best and worst traits, the crazy situations you get yourself into, without any type of "spin" whatsoever. I can't tell you how many times while reading your journal I am practically yelling out loud, "Winston, you idiot! Get out of there?", "Winston, how could you be so stupid?!" or "Good going, Winston, this one is going to work out!" This is basically the internal monologue that all of us have with ourselves, only you have the courage to put it into writing and create this amazing character named "Winston."
This really is the stuff of great writing and literature and I could see these journals condensed into a book. The subject matter will repulse all of the idiots, but those people who are willing to look beyond the political incorrectness will encounter a fascinating story full of laugh-out-loud moments.
P.S. I just moved back to my crappy hometown of Pittsburgh last December after living in Pattaya for seven years and making countless trips to Angeles City. I envy you!
If you want to read them, here are the download links:
Storybook of my first Russia trip:
Or you can just read a synopsis of all three trips here:
More reader praises of my Journals and Photojournals.