The book "Escape to Paradise - A Mexican Odyssey" is the fascinating memoirs of William Reed, a man who has lived an extremely full, fun and interesting life. Leaving in California in 1972, Reed drove to Vallarta to create a new life for himself - and create he did! The expertly crafted text is enhanced by numerous excellent photographs, which help bring his words to life. Spanning over three decades of life Vallarta, Reed recounts countless interesting experiences and also elaborates on his encounters with famous celebrities such as Richard and Elizabeth Burton, Peter O’Toole, Xaviera Hollander, John Huston and Johnny Weismueller. Co-authored by his wife Sylvia, "Escape to Paradise - A Mexican Odyssey" is more than just the interesting story of one man; rather it serves as an excellent informal history of the history of Puerto Vallarta since 1972. Available at