I Left My Tent in San Francisco
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I Left My Tent in San Francisco

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It's 1989, and Emma and her best friend Dee head to the USA to make their fortune. But completely inept and virtually unemployable, they discover that they can't even get a job in McDonald's.

Forced to travel from California to New York with only pennies in their pockets, they bounce from scrape to scrape, surviving on their wits and the kindness of strangers. Bad luck and misfortune throw everything their way - snakes, earthquakes, black magic and incontinent dogs. They even get kidnapped by a sex-crazed midget in a Ferrari. This never happened to Jack Kerouac.

A startlingly honest and ridiculously funny book, I Left My Tent in San Francisco tells the miraculous story of how the hapless pair made it back alive to tell the disastrous tale.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 20mm | 218g
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0091935962
  • 9780091935962
  • 380,116

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"The female Bill Bryson... a very funny read... brilliant."
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The female Bill Bryson... a very funny read... brilliant. -- Christian O'Connell * Radio Five Live * Hilarious * Heat * I love her writing * Jon Ronson *
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About Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy is a bestselling author, TV writer, actress and presenter. She has written ten books including her bestselling memoirs, The Tent the Bucket and Me and I Left My Tent in San Francisco. She wrote the Wilma Tenderfoot series for children and has also adapted The Tent the Bucket and Me for the BBC, renamed The Kennedys. The Time of Our Lives is Emma's second adult novel.

As an actress Emma has appeared in many award-winning comedies including Goodness Gracious Me, People Like Us and Miranda. Emma won Celebrity Masterchef in 2012 and is a Guinness World Record holder.

Emma lives in Surrey with her wife and their dogs, and is hard at work on her next novel. You can follow her on Twitter @EmmaKennedy.
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792 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 31% (246)
4 38% (297)
3 25% (197)
2 6% (44)
1 1% (8)
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