The Perfect Christmas Pairing
First of all HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Christmas is around the corner, and this is the first year I’ve finished my shopping early. I can’t believe it. It’s totally opposite of how I usually roll, but here I am—all gifts purchased and wrapped. I’m high fiving myself as I write. It takes a lot of coordination. Don’t try it at home.
But I digress.
This post isn’t about me. It’s about you. I want to help you out. If you’re not finished with your shopping…if you’re taking care of your Christmas chores in the same manner that I usually would—last-minute style—I’d like to recommend a gift pairing that will blow minds. This pairing is the perfect gift for anyone who likes crazy stories and longs for a white Christmas.
Tah-dah! You’re welcome. Red bow. Green paper. Curled ribbons. You’re in like Flynn, because, like a robust wine coupled with a strong cheese, these two books work together magically to create the ultimate reading experience. And the best part is the secret ingredient: COCAINE.
I know, I know. Cocaine isn’t super Christmas-ish, but I promise these two books would be the perfect gift to be given together—as a pair. They should be read back to back even though they’re not a series, their authors have never met, and they only have a prison in La Paz in common. But that’s the kicker.
These books make the perfect gift set because they’re distant cousins, not brother and sister. So, it makes for a very unique reading experience—a true story phenomenon that will change the way you look at life.
The first PART of Good Globe: Time for a Change of Hemisphere is the spin-off to Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America’s Strangest Jail. Together, these books represent how real life actually unfolds. They’re both a snapshot of reality at its weirdest.
In my book, Good Globe, the first PART takes place in San Pedro prison. I was taking a tour with my friends. The only reason I ever entered that prison in Bolivia was because Deirdre had read Marching Powder. It tells the story of how the tours got started. It’s the crazy, intriguing history behind my experience.
So reading them together, it would be kind of like watching a Ferrari getting built, tracking that car’s life, and then, years and multiple owners later, watching three crazy girls drive it out of their uncle’s garage. It’s the story after the story—many, many moons after.
I’m tellin’ ya, the two books go together like cookies and milk, elves and toys, and smiles and giving.
So let it snow, let it snow, let it snow—and give the ultimate gift of story time.