It seems everyone has an opinion on how you should live, especially when you're a woman. It's hard to tell the mentors from the meddlers, and strike a balance between living your life wisely and living someone else's for them. After planning to backpack around South America, Amy spends the next three months fending off well-meaning but absurd advice, which she ignores right up until she runs into trouble. Part memoir and part inspirational traveller's tale, Miss-adventures is a funny and frank account of a young woman exercising her independence. Amy Baker is a freelance journalist, blogger, and copywriter based in London. She is an experienced travel writer and has written for The Huffington Post, STA Travel, Easyjet Traveller, and TNT Magazine. The number of young women travelling solo is rising. There has been a 230 per cent increase in women-only travel companies over the past six years Perfect for readers who enjoy liberating, frank and funny female voices such as Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham, Jenny Lawson and Caitlin Moran. 1 map
'Watch out for men with too much wooden jewellery, Amy. I know what you're like...you'll let them sucker you in with their yoga chat but essentially, they're unwashed...and you don't want to put your face anywhere near an unwashed penis, let me tell you.' Carol, receptionist Having announced her plans to quit her job and backpack around South America, humourist and gonzo journalist Amy Baker found herself on the receiving end of a whole bunch of over-the-top and seemingly unnecessary advice. Amy shrugged it all off of course...that is, until she ran into trouble. After falling into a crevasse, swimming in crocodile-infested waters, dodging cocaine con artists and encountering handsome soothsayers, Amy soon starts to wonder if her Mum, boss and Carol from reception really were onto something. Weighing up their advice against that of known 'Clever People' like Tina Fey, Salvador Dali and Mother Teresa, Amy finally establishes once and for all who it might actually pay to listen to.