[Book Review] Watch Out for Pirates: Tales from a travel writer’s life by Jules Brown

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By Jules Brown

In his third installment of his travel memoirs, Jules Brown regales his readers with anecdotes from his years of experiences. Taking inspiration from a travel diary he discovered, belonging to his grandfather, Brown incorporates a generational take in this book.

This is my third book by Brown and I enjoy each one more than than the last. Brown brings a sharp wit to his writing that feels more like traveling with a friend than someone telling the reader about a place. This collection of stories spans Brown’s decades of experience as a travel writer. His stories move from humorous to touching in a way that kept me engaged as I moved from one to the next.

Brown closes out this collection with some helpful advice for travelers and tourists, as any good travel book should have. This is a relatable book for anyone who has traveled a great deal and a great entertainment for a quiet afternoon.

I was delighted to receive an advanced copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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