Do you ever sit around, have a beer, and retell stories of those crazy legendary friends of the past? Well, that’s kind of what Julie Mc Sorley and her son Marcus have done with their book, Out of the Box: The Highs and Lows of a Champion Smuggler.

I had the pleasure of meeting Julie Mc Sorley on Facebook a few years ago. She’s an Australian transplant who lives in Malaga, Spain. She paints, as well as writes, and has been on a tremendous journey to get this book out. Out of the Box is creating a whirlwind of publicity, but I hope to have Julie on My Sweet Delirium very soon to interview her about her experience. For now, enjoy the trailer (starring her son and co-author, Marcus), and watch this news special about the book featuring Reg Spiers himself.

Here is the 5 star review I wrote for Out of the Box: The Highs and Lows of a Champion Smuggler

*****Lovable Aussie Anti-hero

Out of the Box follows the misadventures of Reg Spiers, an unforgettable character who never gives up, and never learns either. The craziest part is, Reg isn’t a character. He’s a real live person!

Reg doesn’t always make the right decisions. He often puts his friends and loved ones in danger; but his charisma, charm, and indomitable spirit make it impossible not to root for him.

This book spans decades of the man’s life, taking place in Australia, England, India, Sri Lanka, and other countries. I was impressed how the Julie McSorley and her son Marcus so skillfully recreated Reg Spier’s escapades.

Out of the Box will take you on a wild ride. You’ll experience the global drug trade firsthand whilst encountering exotic locations, bizarre situations, and unsavory characters from the underworld. But no matter how bleak the circumstances, Reg’s hope and positive attitude never allow you to give up on him. This book is an adventure you won’t soon forget.

 

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"Anyone who has ever secretly longed for the significant other of a close friend will immediately identify with this well-written story set in the South of France. The dialog is sharp and the characters believable. The writing is both funny and poignant."
–Max Tomlinson, author of 
The Cain File

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