Arthur Chichester ì 8 readThis bookSince stumbling across Bald and Bankrupt on YouTube several months ago Arthur s wit and by the seat of your pants style captivated me This wit and by the seat of your pants style captivated me This just adds to that captivationIts easy to read and engaging approach pulls you into the world of the people of Belarus Not only does he give you a little of their history but a tremendous insight into the strength of will they pull out on a daily basis just to live their life the best way they can after the reactor pull out on a daily basis just to live their life the best way they can after the reactor was a thoroughly enjoyable read and I sincerely hope that Mr Chichester has plans or another book If you enjoy authentic and moving stories this is certainly the book or you The way the author writes is uite captivating He truly knows how to immerse his readers into the story as if you were on the journey with him I have ound this book uite enjoyable I was a big The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing fan of the Bald and Bankrupt youtube channel but have recently discovered the BaldAndBaldrDossier Essentially through some internet snooping people have linked Bald and Bankrupt to various aliasesrom Pick up artist Song of the Forest forums where he posts some pretty sleezy stuffI was skeptical atirst but reading into "it and it seems pretty legit Makes it difficult to enjoy the book s anecdotes about "and it seems pretty legit Makes it difficult to enjoy the book s anecdotes about locals when apperently befriending locals is part of his PUA strategy My review of this book on GoodreadsA bit underwhelming On the technical side of things there s the numerous writing and grammar mistakes as well as the author s odd choice of having an intro a relatively lengthy dedication a prologue and a preface I don t think I ve ever read a book that has all 4Of course it s impossible to not compare this to his YouTube channel And rankly it s kind of hard to accept that the book and channel are by the same person Admittedly Bald s voice over commentary he included in some of his earliest videos does sound rather amiliar to the way he writes the book But that serious and monotone tone is absent A Constellation of Vital Phenomena from his recent videosor a reason replaced instead by his cheery and very extroverted personality the latter of which is nowhere to be seen within. On he decides to take one last journey off the map and walk alone through the irradiated orest on an adventure that will lead him through landscapes untouched and unseen since 1986 Get ready or vodka babushkas and Soviet bus stops.
Book and Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights feel I gained a much better understanding of the country as well I am also an avidollower of the author s bald and bankrupt YouTube travels my Still Life with Chickens favorites being his travels in Belarus He has a way about him that makes his readers or viewerseel as if they are right there on the journey with him As someone else mentioned I would highly recommend viewing the videos and then read this book I ound the country *and it s inhabitants to be beautiful and welcoming as well as resilient and courageous A very boring read with no *it s inhabitants to be beautiful and welcoming as well as resilient and courageous A very boring read with no It didn t even describe the country of Belarus well I gained nothing rom this read Through a series of brief anectodal tales the reader gains a rare insight into modern day life in this Paradox Bound former Soviet Socialist Republic The writer takes the reader off the beaten track in a very deliberate manner to deliver an underst I admire Arthur Chichester s YouTube channel Bald and Bankrupt which highlights his travel experiences He is engaging joyful and genuine as a vlog presenter and that style carries over into this very well written book Theate of the Chernobyl affected population has never been well by the United States media In the past 30 "Years I Only Recall "I only a ew minutes of reporting on the abandoned apartments around Cherobyl left as they were while the residents were uickly relocated and a probably little watched documentary reporting on the sad ate of the bio robots who heroically sacrificed themselves in the cleanup of the immediate aftermath of the plant But we have these political Iron Curtains that still exists to this day when it comes to sharing information with Eastern Europe and Asia so I know I would never have never learned about the STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare fate of these small villages and villagers in any other way than this book The chapters unfolded before my minds eye as I read and I saw it all as clearly as watching a vlog I have to say Arthur is a LEGENDor undertaking this journey He writes with sincerity respect and wit While my knowledgeinterest of Belarus was mediocre at best it has increased ten old after having read. Ose that continue to reside in them On his journey through the irradiated borderlands he meets an assortment of characters struggling to make sense of a life in the shadows of the Chernobyl tragedy At the end of his time in the regi. I discovered Arthur rom his YouTube channel a couple of weeks ago I had spent some time travelling the Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays former Soviet Bloc I the early 90s andound his videos in Belarus and Moldova very interesting and reminiscent and bought his book on a bit of a
whimi was very uickly pleasantly surprised at hiswas very uickly pleasantly surprised at his as an author his prose is luid professional and descriptive yet very entertaining His tale is "meandering at times grim without a doubt but at no time was it hard going it was an easy and "at times grim without a doubt but at no time was it hard going it was an easy and readThanks Bald Arthur or your uniue viewp I have been What a Lass Wants following the author on his Youtube channelor a long time now A uick glance of the book shows scenes I m amiliar with rom his vlogs He deserves a MILLION Mexican Hooker followers and I m ENVIOUS of his perambulations Iound Mr Chichesters book through his alter ego Mr Bald and Bankrupt a You Tube channel a travel diary uite like no other You can hear that same voice in this book The explorer the non judgmental inuisitive explorer who thrives on the path least traveled Whether a writer or a ilm maker His uality is apparent Jai Bhole Kei Belarus *Is A Country I *a country I seen on the map but never really heard anything about apart rom the occasional negative article about oppression in the press I kind of thought it was just a prison camp but only a ew pages in I realised that what I d been told was ar Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery from the whole story The author gives aair account of the situation there the pros and cons and I inished the book wanting to go see or myself Recommend I was sincerely surprised by the deep understanding of our Belarusian mindset demonstrated by Arthur being an EnglishmanI especially liked and The Day Fidel Died fully agree with the author s understanding of people s attitude towards Lukashenko With all controversy like buying 1M cards when many people struggle to make 100 a month and most likely rigged elections people still have a certain respect to him memory about the Soviet times It wasn t all negative and many people especially the elderly have certain nostalgiaor the times when they lived simple but happy lives ha I thoroughly enjoyed this. Join Arthur Chichester commonly known as Bald and Bankrupt as he takes the reader on a journey to the urthest edge of Belarus Europe's least known country where he makes his way through towns and villages seemingly known only to th.