As a travel author, I can identify with Kohnstamm's dilemma. Time wasn't as big an issue for me as money (at least until the last month when I realized I had blown nine months writing 30% of the book). I doubt that any travel guides end up making much money for their authors (though travel memoirs may). Alas I cannot identify with Kohnstamm's tales of debauchery. Researching my book was a solitary process with neither female nor chemical companionship.
Do Travel Writers Go To Hell? is a funny and engaging tale. Along the way it exposes some of the dirty truths of the travel writing industry—or confirms them depending on one's cynicism.