Former GOTG Publishes Memoir "Don't Pee in the Wetsuit"

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Michelle Kennedy, one of our former GOTG’s, has published her first book and we couldn’t be prouder!  She recently appeared on Good Day Sacramento, Fox 40 News,  and the Lodi News Sentinel to talk about the inspiration for her memoir, “Don’t Pee in the Wetsuit“.

About Don’t Pee in the Wetsuit:

Michelle Kennedy watched live coverage of a fiery, multi-car accident for an entire day before recognizing her father’s Chevy pickup pinned between the two semi-trucks. A television news reporter at the time, she narrowly avoided being assigned to cover the collision that killed her father. Suddenly a part of the news she’d reported on for years, Kennedy longed to run away from broadcasting, her life, and looped images of her father’s body underneath a yellow tarp.

Blending reverent reflection with rollicking adventure, “Don’t Pee in the Wetsuit” is a travel memoir about Kennedy’s attempt to sift through an unresolved relationship with her dad on a six-month trip around the world.

Gallivanting through eleven countries with a best friend, Kennedy loses her clothes in Costa Rica, swims with bull sharks in Australia, gets scolded for peeing in her wetsuit on a cave tour in New Zealand, and overindulges on food, wine, and foreign men. Writing on the road, she struggles to forgive her father’s shortcomings and make peace with losing the first love of her life.

If you are looking for something to read as Summer wraps up that is sure to make you laugh, cry and have all the feels, “Don’t Pee in the Wetsuit” is it.

Get the Book HERE

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About Michelle Kennedy:

Michelle Kennedy is a writer and adjunct professor in San Francisco. Her first book, Don’t Pee in the Wetsuit: A Worldwide Romp Through Grief, Laughter and Forgiveness, is available through Amazon. A world traveler and former journalist, Kennedy also acts, hosts, and consults. You can learn more about Michelle and her writing on



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