Television: 3 seasons of AMAZING ADVENTURES OF A NOBODY aired in 110 countries (4th show in development)
Print: NY Times, LA Times, Miami Herald, Outside, Psychology Today, others.
Awards 2011 USA TODAY BEST BOOK award!
AMAZING ADVENTURES OF A NOBODY
as seen on
Never-Before-Told Stories from the Star of the Fox Reality and National Geographic Channel’s Adventures of a Nobody
In a time of economic anxiety, global terror, and shaken confidence, the Star of the National Geographic Channel's Adventures of a Nobody, Leon Logothetis, shows us what is good about mankind: the simple calling people have to connect to others.
'Leon Logothetis takes budget travel to another level…in his wry and hopeful new book'. —New York Post
A gem of a book; endearing, engaging and inspiring. —Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel Editor
Tired of his disconnected life and uninspiring job, Leon Logothetis leaves it all behind—job, money, home, even his cell phone—and hits the road with nothing but the clothes on his back and five dollars in his pocket, relying on the kindness of strangers and the serendipity of the open road for his daily keep.
Along the way, Leon offers up the intriguing and charming tales gathered along his one-of-a-kind journey riding in trains and buses and big rigs and classic cars; sleeping on streets and couches and firehouses; meeting pimps and preachers, astronauts and single moms, celebrities and homeless families, veterans and communists. Each day of his journey, we catch sight of the invisible spiritual underpinning of society in these stories of companionship—and sheer adventure—that prove that the kind, good soul of mankind has not been lost.
Masterful storytelling! Leon begins his journey as a merry prankster and ends a grinning philosopher.—Karen Salmansohn, Oprah.com Relationship Columnist, AOL Career Coach
REVIEWS "A great read, and who knows, you may find your true calling by the end of it all!" —Stephen Viscusi, America's Workplace Guru and Best-selling Author of Bulletproof Your Job
“Amazing Adventures of a Nobody...An amazing read from an amazing and truly inspiring guy!”—Christy Cahela, Executive Producer/Co-Host, DayBreak USA
“Leon reaches out to every one of us who has ever thought about abandoning our routines and living a life of risk and adventure. His tales of learning to rely on other people are warm, funny, and entertaining. If you're looking to find meaning in this disconnected world of ours, this book contains many clues.” —Psychology Today
“The indefatigable Leon Logothetis elicits generosity and kindness, and occasionally some nuttiness…on his endearingly frugal journey. We also get some great travel tips, too.”—Kyle Wagner, Travel Editor, Denver Post
TARGET AUDIENCE • Avid travelers and travelogue fans
• Lovers of humor writing waiting for a consistently hilarious read
• People of all ages, who are examining their fundamental assumptions in life, are dissatisfied with their current course in life, are experiencing a mid-life crisis, and/or are searching for additional meaning in life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born and raised in London, Leon Logothetis has a passion for interacting with people and the camaraderie of a journey shared. Shunning the world of corporate business Leon followed a road less travelled, heading off to countries like Mongolia, Nepal and Peru to satisfy his wanderlust and find his calling. During this time Leon devised a way to prolong his travels and satiate his desire to connect with others, and thus his adventure travel TV show "Amazing Adventures of a Nobody" was born. Ever enterprising Leon initially self-funded the show, but it was quickly picked up by National Geographic, who aired the program in over 100 countries around the world. Over the course of three seasons with National Geographic Leon set himself the seemingly impossible challenge of crossing Europe, USA and England, surviving on just $5 a day. Millions watched as he made this amazing dream a reality.
Just as his passion amazing adventures series captured people's hearts and minds on screen, so will this elegantly written book. Leon has documented a number of his adventures for the Los Angeles Times, Psychology Today, Outside, San Francisco Chronicle, GOOD and National Geographic Traveler among others, as well as in a weekly column he writes for the Huffington Post.