Book blurb

Feb. 11, 2017
After graduating from college in the early 1980’s, Lee finds himself back in his hometown in Florida. Having little ambition to do anything but fire up a bong hit, golf or go surfing, he is nevertheless forced into making his next move. Fleeing a cookie cutter life he knows he is not cut out for, he takes an assignment with the Peace Corps. Far away from his clubs and surfboard, he experiences a traditional African society as it runs headlong into the late 20th century, the clash resulting in a journey stranger than any psychedelic trip he ever took in college. Finding life at his remote post to be more challenging than a downhill 4-foot putt, and as beautiful as 6-foot swell, he sets out on an impromptu journey of self-realization. In the burgeoning nation of Burkina Faso, among other adventures, he tangles with American pro wrestlers, witnesses a performance of "the show off defecator," encounters "accidental transvestites," and sees a man wearing ski boots in the blazing heat of the Sahel.  Based on a true story, Would Be Skiers and Accidental Transvestites: A Peace Corps Tale is an irreverent, humorous and insightful look into both African civilization and the life of a Peace Corps volunteer just before the dawn of the age of the internet in post-colonial French West Africa.