In bookstores… almost

Today I received my first copies of My Mercedes is not for sale, which was orginally released as Mijn Mercedes is niet te koop in the Netherlands in 2006. The last year and a half, I have been working (together with translator John Antonides and my agent Felicia Eth) so hard to get the book published in the US, and now it’s finally here. The book will go on sale in both the US and the UK on July 15th.

If you happen to be in New York City on the 15th, please drop by at Idlewilds Books at 7.00 pm. I am doing a reading and signing there.

Some juicy bits from the earliest reviews:

“Van Bergeijk’s musings on subjects like the state of African commerce (“Things in Africa come in two forms: broken or almost broken.”) inform the armchair traveler about the real on-the-road experience in ways Baedeker and Lonely Planet never could.”

“Illuminating introduction to Saharan Africa”
Publishers Weekly

“Hard travelling, easier reading”
Kirkus Reviews

“This has all the makings of a horrendous journey-and it is-but his dauntless, lighthearted style of writing makes the trip sound almost like a romp.”


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