Just Belize In Yourself

Cave of the Crystal Maiden

“Everyone needs a little loving, a little regular physical touch sometimes, you know?” Once again I was on a boat, lamenting my shadowy feelings to my new Canadian friend, Brian.

“True. And yet some people seem to need it more than others,” Brian said with a hungover slur. He might be young, and he might have an alcohol problem, but nonetheless he was right.

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The Unicorn Candy & The Virus

The day started off like any other pandemic day might, rifling through an old Burning Man box to see if I had any spare N95 masks to donate to our sparsely stocked hospital. I didn’t find any masks, but I did find a small envelope mysteriously labeled “Unicorn Candy”, which contained a solitary pink tablet. I seemed to remember that it had been a gift from a delightful fairy who’d fluttered into my life during a brief spell the previous year. What kind of candy did unicorns eat exactly? I wondered. I hadn’t asked what it was at the time, or if I had, I’d long since forgotten, but I was guessing their favorite snack was probably something pretty magical. Incidentally, earlier that morning I’d seen a Vice article that asked the question “You’re Socially Isolating. Is Now a Good Time to Trip on Psychedelics?”. Well, it’s Saturday, I thought. I don’t have any children, all my work for the foreseeable future has vanished, and there’s five thousand acres of wilderness behind my cabin. I never actually read the Vice article, instead I decided to open the envelope, pop the pill into my mouth, and find out the answer for myself. The Unicorn Candy quickly dissolved on my tongue, leaving the faintest hint of strawberry cotton candy.

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The Motorcycle & The Molecule… ON SALE!

** To celebrate The Motorcycle & The Molecule hitting Audible, I’m making the Kindle edition available 100% FREE until midnight Friday! Click the preceding links or search “Dougie Lux” in your Audible or Kindle apps **

The Motorcycle & The Molecule” is now ON SALE! My inaugural book is a humorous insight into intentional communities, adventure travel, and alternative styles of living. The book officially hit Amazon in mid March and I am also offering signed books, as well as the audiobook versions directly via the form below! For now, the eBook is exclusively available on Amazon.

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT, YOU ASK? Mayan rulers, janky motorcycles and mischievous beavers all make appearances in a tale inspired by an overland expedition through Central America. More than just a travel novel, The Motorcycle & The Molecule delves deep into the human experience and our desire for connection, reminding us that we are all beautifully flawed, masterpieces in progress.

Book Purchase Options

–> Signed book: $25 — incl. shipping within U.S. + MP3 Audiobook
–> Regular book: $16.95 — incl. free shipping w/ Amazon Prime
–> eBook version: $9.99 — now exclusively available on Kindle
–> Audiobook versions: $15 for MP3 format OR $17.46 or 1 Credit on Audible — narrated by yours truly 🙂
–> INTERNATIONAL: $40 — incl. shipping of Signed book + MP3 Audiobook

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Early Reviews for the Book

“Buy the ticket, take the ride…This adventure story is well told, funny and mind expanding. The molecule in the title is LSD and that should tell you everything about how sideways some of the adventures go. The book is heartwarming and fun with endearing characters and some tense moments. I highly recommend this book to fans of: Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson, travel diaries, Albert Hoffman, sex, ice cream and laughter.”

Have you ever wondered what would happen if “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, “On the Road” and “The Motorcycle Diaries” had a bastard love child? Well wonder no more…Dougie Lux’s debut memoir “The Motorcycle & The Molecule” is a gonzo, psychedelic (and cacao) fueled romp thru the wild frontiers of intentional communities, polyamory and Central America. Lux’s book moves fluidly between hyperbolic autobiography, travelogue and social commentary and his prose are fluid, self reflective and filled with a joie de vivre that jumps off the page. Dougie’s clear zest for adventure and willingness to lean into the uncomfortable makes him a worthy guide to follow into the strange confluence of cultures and sub cultures that he explores with self deprecating humor and grace in this his freshman novel. Just like Dougie on the back of his trusty (kinda) motorcycle, I am so happy I took the ride!
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