Best books

Download E-books Learning to Play With a Lion’s Testicles: Unexpected Gifts From the Animals of Africa PDF

By Melissa Haynes

The cheeky identify of Melissa Haynes's tale of experience in Africa, Learning to Play with a Lion's Testicles, earned the publication a few mammoth exposure on NBC-TV/Late evening with Jimmy Fallon on September 4,2013 the place it crowned the show's record of "Titles to not learn" for September 2013. Melissa's publication used to be additionally an incredible break at the March eleven, 2014 Ellen Show, the place Ellen and visitor Ricky Gervais highlighted the publication during the complete hour.

Playing with a lion’s testicles: An African asserting that implies to take foolhardy chances.

For the reader who has ever dreamed of going to Africa or is aware the soreness of loss and guilt, Learning to Play with a Lion's Testicles will fill your soul.

Melissa, an exhausted government from the town seeks which means and goal from her paintings volunteers for a massive 5 conservation undertaking in South Africa. Her boss, an over-zealous ranger, nicknamed the Drill Sergeant, has no endurance for urban people, specifically if they are girls. He attempts to ship her packing on day one, yet Melissa stands her floor with grit and resolution, although shaky it may well be.

Conflict quickly units the speed with a forged choked with predatory cats and violent elephants, an on-going conflict of wits with the Drill Sergeant. Even mom Nature kilos the reserve with the worst typhoon in a century. however the so much enduring and profound clash is the interior conflict happening inside of Melissa, as she attempts to return to phrases with the guilt surrounding her mother's demise. whilst dying grips the sport reserve, it's the very animals Melissa has come to avoid wasting that turn out saving her.

Show description

Read Online or Download Learning to Play With a Lion’s Testicles: Unexpected Gifts From the Animals of Africa PDF

Similar Africa books

African Laughter: Four Visits to Zimbabwe

A hugely own tale of the eminent British author returning to her African roots that's "brilliant . . . [and] captures the contradictions of a tender state. "--New York occasions ebook overview

Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

Online game of Thrones meets old Egypt during this remarkable epic from one of many world’s biggest-selling authors—a novel that conjures the magic, secret, romance, and bloody intrigue of a desirable misplaced international . . . at the glowing banks of the Nile, the intense Taita—slave and consultant to the Pharaoh—finds himself on the heart of a vortex of ardour, intrigue, and probability.

A Burnt-Out Case (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

Querry, a world-famous architect, is the sufferer of a negative assault of indifference: he now not unearths that means in paintings or excitement in lifestyles. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he's clinically determined because the psychological similar of a "burnt-out case", a leper who has passed through a degree of mutilation.

In Corner B (Penguin Classics)

The fundamental tale assortment from "the most crucial black South African author of the current age" (George Moore). initially released in 1967, In nook B includes the center tales of the unique versions, including newer items, and is the 1st new version of Mphahlele's paintings considering his dying in 2008.

Extra info for Learning to Play With a Lion’s Testicles: Unexpected Gifts From the Animals of Africa

Show sample text content

Sure. ” The Drill Sergeant begrudgingly tosses me a couple of soppy butter yellow leather-based gloves and a camouflage eco-friendly baseball cap. “You’re going to wish these,” he grunts. The smile, lengthy when you consider that disappeared, has been changed with a scowl. “I’m going to wish a few type of a weapon too. ” “We don’t hold weapons at this reserve. We use our brains, and above every little thing else, we use our universal sense—I wish you introduced a few of that with you. ” His voice trails off as he stomps out the door. I supply Melanie an extended hug, and we vow to fulfill in Cape city in a couple of weeks’ time. I flip to seize as much as the Drill Sergeant, who's already beeping the horn and shouting anything in Afrikaans. lifestyles is ultimately starting. 6 imagine Tank A present of pleasure and adrenaline pulses via my physique, and that i can slightly include myself for the fascinating paintings that lay forward on my legitimate first day of labor on the sizeable 5 video game Reserve. possibly I’ll be operating within the cheetah breeding application, or even I’ll get to dart a rhino. or even we’ll simply notice the socialization habit of giraffes, or song leopards. or perhaps the Drill Sergeant will educate me a few safari survival abilities now that I’m residing on my own within the tent camp, like the right way to strive against a croc. this is often the main interesting day of my existence. not able to carry again, I bounce into the seat beside the Drill Sergeant. Ack. I hadn’t obvious the pool of condensation within the seat. The again of my denims are thoroughly soaked. With a flip of the ignition, the air is stuffed with the stinky odor of gas. After a noisy huuucccckkkkk, we take off on our first experience. I’m now not even going to invite what we’ll do first simply because i need to be thoroughly thrilled and shocked after we arrive to our first project. I’m death with anticipation, and my cheeks harm from the grin plastered on my face. I don’t even care that I’m sitting in a chilly puddle—bring it on. i'll take no matter what this present day goes to offer me. The sunlight is excessive and shiny and my yellow leather-based gloves are faultless, like the day forward. The Drill Sergeant drives just a hundred yards, stops, turns off the engine, and will get out of the truck in entrance of the elephant stables. “Why are you preventing? ” I ask. I’d noticeable adequate of that wrinkly previous complain the day past and feature no wish to see her back. “Time to shovel shit. ” He averts my eyes and slams the door in the back of him with a noisy thud. Are you kidding me? I didn’t come the entire means the following to wash out elephant stables. absolutely there has to be a few form of a mistake, or this can be a merciless funny story. i glance again on the universal quarter, and i've surprising visions of press events, solid nutrition, and 5 celebrity lodges. Do i'm going, or remain right here and shovel elephant dung? What if he makes me shovel shit each day? What if that’s all I ever do the following? “Hurry up, girl! ” the Drill Sergeant shouts. I input the reliable and watch Kittibon heavily, conserving distant so she won’t manage to release one other dung bomb at my face. She turns her head and stares at me throughout the shadows of the pillars with one mammoth brown eye. Even her glare makes me squeamish, yet I can’t enable this cow see my weak spot.

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 23 votes

Comments are closed.