Barbarian Days

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Barbarian Days
464 pages; Penguin Press
William Finnegan's irresistible memoir chronicles his Technicolor trek through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia and South Africa in search of yet another great wave. But his bohemian lifestyle—bunking with locals, working odd jobs to buy his next surfboard, dropping acid—becomes more than simply island-hopping after he stumbles across a township school in desperate need of teachers.
— Sarah Meyer