Marlon August releases book entitled “My Life and Travels in Belize”

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Long time islander Marlon August has penned a book entitled My Life and Travels in Belize. The book has been available for sale on the internet for the past three months. The book details August’s life since childhood days, his adventures, his travels and San Pedro, the place he had decided to make his home.

August who is originally from the Cayo District has been living on Ambergris Caye for over 20 years. “What inspired me to write this book is the people (tourist) that I have meet throughout the course of the year and the stories we share,” said August. August says most of the stories are related to his personal life but some are tied down to people and events that are rich part of history. One such anecdote involves a detailed description of him hiking along the roads of Belize and getting a ride with the Father of the Nation, the late Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price. “I think I had to include that part because it shows how Belize has developed. The two people I was with, a Venezuelan and a Canadian, were surprised that the country’s leader would stop and give people along the street a ride, something not common to them in their country,” said a smiling August.

My Life and Travels in Belize also speaks of August’s hardships, including his leaving home at the age of thirteen, leaving his single mother and striking out to make a living on his own. August’s book also delves into the author’s family tragedies, such as the death of his brother. But more than anything, it highlights his travels around Belize, and even his one-year stint in the USA. There’s even a detail of August’s shot at the big screen when he was an extra in a movie filmed on Ambergris Caye. There’s no ending to the anecdotes and glimpses of Belizean life, from the perspective of someone who has seen so much, and lived such a colorful life.

Currently, My Life and Travels in Belize is only available online via Amazon.com, but August hopes to have hard copies available to the Belizean readers in the three months. The publishers of the book are Pete and Connie Sisco. Be sure to get your copy, and start reading up on Marlon August’s Life and Travels in Belize!

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