How do you end up adrift on the Pacific? And survive pirates? How do you accidentally cycle across a continent? Why didn't you listen to your mother when she taught you not to hitchhike?
Forced to watch all 64 games of the 2010 World Cup, ADEENA needs to up her interest levels and swears to flightlessly travel to whichever country wins. Surviving that much soccer seemed an unfathomable feat, but the journey that lay ahead was even more unprecedented!
First We Ate Your Wife is a harrowingly accurate account of an impromptu voyage from Australia to Spain (or thereabouts). Joined by an assortment of colourful characters and a giant teddy bear; it's an expedition into the absurd. A tale of shipwrecks, dog attacks and survival; spiced with love and other perilous endeavours.
In over a decade on the road, Adeena (also known as the "Bearfoot Gypsy") has filled more than her quota of travel "catastrophes". Beyond all expectations, she has endured them all and assembled the whole world into a single book.
"If giving up is not a choice, there is no point in looking back. As the basis of existence was shrinking on board, the collaboration between two souls became essential for survival. The journey I shared with Adeena was by far the most humbling and astonishing trip of my life. It was a crossfire of impediments and catastrophes but also magical wonders and love. I could not have wished to share it with anyone else than her." - Karl-Oskar Wicksell