You might be forgiven for thinking that, when radio presenter Cash Peters got the call asking him to front a reality-adventure travel programme, he had struck gold.
The premise of the show was simple: take a man and dump him in an unfamiliar culture in a faraway land with no money and nowhere to stay, then leave him to survive using his own resources. There's just one drawback - Cash is not the adventurous type.
On the contrary, he has phobias, allergies, an obsession with hygiene and a fear of eating weird food and sleeping in bug-ridden huts made of cow dung.
In short, they picked the wrong man for the job. In this wickedly funny look behind the scenes, Cash recounts with searing wit and unfailing honesty the year he spent struggling to make a TV survival show when the odds were clearly against his surviving at all.
On epic journeys from Kenya to Cambodia, Morocco to Dubai, he experiences fascinating cultures, sleeps with them, eats with them - and finally proves that whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Though, to be honest, killing you is more likely...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 357 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/06/2010
- Category: TV tie-in humour
- ISBN: 9781844549719