Lost In Shangri-La Hits New High

July 5, 2011

Mitchell Zuckoff’s Lost In Shangri-La was released in late April to high acclaim by reviewers. Essex Library patrons have kept it in circulation consistently but we anticipate a new surge in requests. Zuckoff appeared recently on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart  and displayed his jovial sense of humor throughout Stewart’s interview. The Zuckoff appearance resulted in the book shooting up on the Amazon sales list from #184 to #46 the next day. It has also brought additional holds on the book which describes the 1945 odyssey of three plane crash survivors in New Guinea who endured a harrowing journey through the jungle to seek help, their encounter with a primitive tribe who had never seen white people, and their eventual rescue by a band of paratroopers. Put your hold on it now.