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A decade in the most amazing place on earth: Paul Rosolie on life in the Peruvian Amazon

In 2005, 17-year old Paul Rosolie left the urban jungle of New York City for the literal jungle of the Peruvian Amazon. In March 2014, his memoir, Mother of God, was published by Harper. In an intense, fast-paced and passionate narrative that outdoes any Indiana Jones movie, Rosolie lays out his backwater bona fides, recalling encounters with poachers and some of the rain forest’s most dangerous predators, including anaconda and caiman.

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