“World’s Richest Busboy” by J. J. Brito

by Tennessee Artist Chris Ousley in Ousley's Art Blog
“World’s Richest Busboy” by J. J. Brito

This is a great book! I bought it from J. J. Brito himself at the Anastasia Pier Farmers Market. It is hard to put down and I read it in a couple days. You feel like you are right there with him as he travels through Central America on a shoestring budget.

 He fires up his motorcycle, a Honda 500XL attaches his surf board and heads south. Surfing, a motorcycle, making new friends…what’s not to like?


 This Amazon quote describes it best,

“Southern California native J.J. Brito takes an exciting ride of freedom in this fun, cleverly written and inspiring account of youthful discovery. Starting at age seventeen, J.J. saves his modest tips from delivering pizzas and bussing tables so he could travel to find the perfect waves he once doodled on his high school notebooks. Stretching every dollar to its limit, he lives out of a station wagon in South Africa, island hops through Indonesia, hitches across Australia, sails the Caribbean, and rides an old motorcycle (rigged with surfboard racks) from California to Costa Rica.

 Throughout his travels he endures tricky border crossings, a desert sandstorm, punishing surf, and being thrown into a Central American jail. However, the perks of paradise are never far away, J.J. finds himself gliding through a glass-like tunnel inside an emerald green wave in Nicaragua, sharing an incredible session with thousands of dolphins churning the waters in the Indian Ocean, and being welcomed into the homes of people on every corner of the earth.
Through his diverse experiences he learns about the overwhelming beauty of nature, the generosity of the human spirit, and the unpredictability of life on the road. Along the way he realizes he is indeed “The World’s Richest Busboy.”