Read this entire book this morning - highly recommended for Stay-At-Home Gypsies everywhere. His writing style is similar to mine (awesome and hilarious) and his experiences adapting to living abroad are fascinating. Also, his viewpoint of America ('Murica!") is spot on.
Read it. Then book a fucking ticket somewhere. Seriously, people, travel. If you do ONE THING in this life, get the hell out of this country for a few weeks. This place is like a giant bubble of artificial existence. I feel like I'm in the Truman Show sometimes. If only I could cross that ocean. . .