Porcelain Travels

Banner for author Matthew Félix's best-selling collection of Morocco travel short stories, "With Open Arms”, described as both “hilarious” and “horrifying” and compared to the work of Bill Bryson. Travel, spirituality, and humor infuse Matthew Felix’s work.
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#1 Amazon Travel Humor #1 Amazon Literary Travel

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#1 Amazon Literary Travel

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#1 New Release Amazon Travel Humor
#1 New Release Amazon Literary Travel
#1 New Release Amazon Solo Travel
#1 New Release Amazon Budget Travel

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It was sort of like binging on laxatives when we should have been guzzling Imodium.
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Author Matthew Félix's "Porcelain Travels" named humor FINALIST in the Foreword INDIES book awards.

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Launch Party Highlights

“Let It Flow” @ SF Litquake

Matthew Félix is not a luxury traveler.

His unorthodox bathing practices in Paris. The Dead Sea shower incident that led to an arrest. The nightmare while he was trapped on a bus without a bathroom in Anatolia, his retelling of which won Gold for Humor in the 2018 Solas Awards.

Maybe it's Matthew's no-frills approach to experiencing the world that gets him into situations that are sometimes hilarious, sometimes cringeworthy. Perhaps it's his questionable willingness to put up with more than most, as seen in his Amazon best-selling With Open Arms. Whatever the reason, whether he's describing a kitchen with a toilet, reliving that time a pudding pop froze to his lips, or recalling when his friend set herself on fire in his apartment, Matthew finds humor in the everyday as much as in the bizarre.

His literary style and spirited wit have garnered him multiple comparisons to Sedaris, while Best Travel Writing II contributor Keith Skinner called Matthew's prose "a dance between the richness and delicacy of poetry and the bawdy, acerbic wit of a standup comic."

Porcelain Travels is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, occasionally shocking, and always entertaining.

OUT NOW!

Paperback and ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more.


Special Matthew Félix on Air episode dedicated to Porcelain Travels! Preview above; links to full episode (video and podcast) here.


Porcelain LIVE on Stage!

Matthew performed a 20-min solo show based on Porcelain Travels as part of The Marsh theater’s Monday Night Marsh series.


Teaser video

“My Lost Sole” reading

“No Stopping” reading

Podcast Link

Interview about Porcelain