South of the Frontera; A Peace Corps Memoir

South of the Frontera A Peace Corps Memoir Humorous well told highly entertainingYou are in for an adventure Michael Schmicker author of Land of Smiles A dose of good medicine Starley Talbott author of Lasso the World a Western Writer s Ta

Humorous, well told, highly entertainingYou are in for an adventure Michael Schmicker, author of Land of Smiles A dose of good medicine Starley Talbott, author of Lasso the World a Western Writer s Tales of Folks Around the Globe A classic Craig Carrozzi, author of The Road to El Dorado Premature middle age escaped us and high adventure called begins the Humorous, well told, highly entertainingYou are in for an adventure Michael Schmicker, author of Land of Smiles A dose of good medicine Starley Talbott, author of Lasso the World a Western Writer s Tales of Folks Around the Globe A classic Craig Carrozzi, author of The Road to El Dorado Premature middle age escaped us and high adventure called begins the author in this humorous memoir about how Hard Times became Good Times Following a job loss, a worn picture postcard ignites adventures South of the Frontera leading to the Peace Corps This is a vivid description of Mexico and Central America between 1975 and 1977 From basking in the Sea of Cortes alongside a pelican to learning to dance in Honduras, an original voice rings true with youthful curiosity and down home wit and insight.

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South of the Frontera; A Peace Corps Memoir

  1. The Author was born in the southern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois in 1951 His family later moved to Arizona where he graduated from grade school, high school and Arizona State University He reluctantly served in the U.S Army Reserves during the closing years of the Vietnam War and enthusiastically volunteered for the Peace Corps His travels and work have taken him from the salmon spawning Nushagak River Basin in southwestern Alaska to the fertile Argentine Pampas His continuing studies have included master s coursework in urban planning at la Universidad Nacional Aut noma de M xico in Mexico City, art and creative writing at Skyline College in San Bruno, California and education at California State University Fresno He has earned his living as an urban planner for many years, working in Honduras, Mexico, Alaska, Arizona and California.As a younger man, he picked salmon from set nets in bush Alaska, fought a plague of mosquitoes in Canada, crawled through burial tombs in Peru, rode bulls in Bolivia, relaxed in Ecuadorian volcanic hot springs alongside Indians, hung out with an Uruguayan acting troupe, drank mate with Argentine lawyers, listened to tales of Chilean torture in a pe a, floated alongside a pelican on the Sea of Cortes, danced to reggae while sipping cane liquor on Honduran sands, cheated border guards in Guatemala, ate pupusas in El Salvador and went underground in Mexico City after becoming embroiled in local politics His travels outside the lower 48 states lasted for seven and one half years.His book titled Years On and Other Travel Essays received the 2011 Peace Corps Writers Travel Book award Previous nominees included Whispering Campaign Stories from Mesoamerica 2009 and Peace Corps Chronology 1961 2010 2010 His book South of the Frontera A Peace Corps Memoir received a commendation from U.S Congressman John Garamendi CA, 10th Dist.

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  1. 2011 Recipient of Commendation from Congressman John Garamendi Dem, CA Excerpt of review by Peter Chilson, author of Disturbance Loving Species 1975 LARRY LIHOSIT LOST HIS JOB and took off with a couple of buddies on an odyssey through Mexico and Central America Their adventures led them to the Peace Corps and Lihosit to the love of his life, a Mexican woman he married two years later.Lihosit has chosen a hot region to write about As a Peace Corps Volunteer Lihosit was assigned to urban planning [...]


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