joe cummingsPosted: April 27, 2010
My buddy joe cummings continues to amaze his friends. Regularly, he turns out the most knowledgable books on Thai culture. His latest, Buddhist Temples of Thailand, is a close look at 40 of the best temples with a study of their evolution and role in Thai culture. Most people know Joe as the Lonely Planet Thailand guidebook writer, but that’s way, way too easy. He’s a character out of Conrad, a seeker, who’s running on overdrive. Lately, at night, he’s been exercising the rock guitar side of his character, but the books keep coming. You can also see his writing regularly in the bi-weekly The Magazine in The Bangkok Post where he’s the deputy editor.