Max Alexander

BRIGHT LIGHTS, NO CITY (2012) 

The true story of his brother Whit’s effort to start a sustainable, profitable business that employs Africans—a business that carries all the usual risk associated with entrepreneurship plus the risks of malaria and machete attack, and involves literally bringing light to poor villages in Ghana.

“Perceptive, informative, thoughtful, engaging, funny.”—Cary Winfrey

“Full of eye-opening – and hair-raising – insights into the challenges of doing business in the third world.”—The Christian Science Monitor

“Mr. Alexander combines a high-energy travelogue with an insightful exploration of what it takes to turn an idea into a profitable enterprise.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Overflowing with wit, cultural insights, and colorful anecdotes, Alexander’s work is an inspiring example of third-world renewal and an irresistibly readable, true-life travel story.”—Booklist

Rights: Hyperion, World English; Sigongsa, Korea