Matt Harding created an Internet sensation with his awkward, limb flailing dance of joy His travels, and his bad dancing, have been viewed online nearly 75 million times It started as a lark on a curbside in Hanoi, Vietnam He did it for fun, but Matts irreverent spirit caught on, and soon thousands all over the world were joining him in a simple expression of what we all, as humans, have in common In his first book, a full color travelogue, Matt shares, with refreshing honesty and wit, the adventure of creating his videos He tells of jumping into the ocean with a humpback whale, sledding down a hill in Antarctica, and hitchhiking across the Skeleton Coast desert with a spare tire under one arm Matt also reveals the unlikely story of how his passion for travel led to Internet stardom, a corporate sponsor, and an odd little pop culture phenomenon that strikes a deep emotional chord His book, like his videos, offers us a chance to share his unique experiences as he walks us through how he became the first person to dance with the world....
|Title||:||Where the Hell is Matt?: Dancing Badly Around the World|
|Publisher||:||Skyhorse Publishing June 2, 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
|File Size||:||686 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Where the Hell is Matt?: Dancing Badly Around the World Reviews
I'd never heard of You Tube sensation Matt Harding. I was a little turned off by the swear word in the title. Even though it was offered free on Kindle, I considered not even downloading it. But just before I clicked the button to send this book into archive oblivion, for some reason I opened it and began reading.
I like the videos better but I like the story of his getting the shots. I wish it'd been longer so I liked it... It did leave me wondering, what's he going to do next? How do you go from that to a day-to-day job? Will he wind up with a day-to-day job or something more interesting? What's he looking for? He said in the book:
Like almost everyone in the world, I loved Matt Harding's videos, so I bought the Kindle version of his book. I was not disappointed. Matt's not a writer-- he pretty much writes like he's talking to you-- but after all, the book is not supposed to be WAR AND PEACE. Instead, Matt relates his feelings about life, work, travel, and people, and how he came to make the videos. You can tell from the videos that Matt is not afraid to look like an idiot. He's fully aware of the irony of being famous for dancing when he dances like a five-year-old hearing music for the first time. But he's also a neat guy, and quite honest about his motivations and opinions, which makes the book every bit as entertaining as the videos.
Like most other reviewers, I am a big fan of Matt Harding's viral videos in which he dances all over the Earth. I'm also a fan of travel memoirs. So, it seemed like this book would be a good fit for me.