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How I Went to Asia for a Colonoscopy and Stayed for Love is a heart-warming and gut-wrenching, true tale of one man on a fascinating journey to reclaim his life. It is an irreverent, hilarious, and racy ride through the enchanting lunacy of Southeast Asia.The book follows the author's 7 years of travels through Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and finally Malaysia searching for a mate. Then one day on a bus in Malaysia, he receives an invitation for something unimaginable. He returns to the US where he is shot at on his bicycle. Declaring defeat in America, he packs up and moves to Kuala Lumpur. It is there, in a Muslim country, that Gilmore found what he had been searching for."Gilmore has written a memoir of true self-revelation. What starts as the bold tale of a hapless Westerner in Asia, with very entertaining glimpses into the world of sex and medical tourism, evolves into a story of profound love and acceptance. Come for the picaresque adventure, stay for the life-affirming outcome - Beth Lisick, New York Times best-selling author of Everybody Into the Pool"He's bitter, he's sweet, he's deep, he's funny, but most of all Gilmore is a wonderful writer with an incredible story to tell."- David Henry Sterry, best-selling author of Chicken"As he did in his previous book, the author sets out on a journey of self-fulfillment, but this time, instead of finding home, he finds something even better - someone to share it with. Informative, hilarious, insightful and at times poignant, Gilmore has given us a beacon of light in a dark time."- Trebor Healey, Lambda Literary Award winning author of A Horse Named Sorrow.
About the Author
David Gilmore is a freelance writer, photographer, and film-maker, living in Tucson, Arizona. He was the host of the Edward R. Murrow Award winning radio show "Outright Radio," featured nationally on Public Radio International from 1998-2004. He is a NEA and CPB grantee and has contributed essays to the Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, The Advocate, and was a contributing author in the book Johns, Marks, Tricks, and Chickenhawks. He is the author of the book HomoSteading at the 19th Parallel -- one man's adventure building his night-mare dream house on the Big Island of Hawaii.