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Seven Crazy Days on Maui

Paul Samuel Dolman

Publisher: South Beach

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From multi-talented author and polymath Paul Samuel Dolman comes "Seven Crazy Days On Maui," the follow-up to the humorous memoirs "Hitchhiking With Larry David" and "Martha's Vineyard Miracles." 
Amidst the scenic beauty of Maui, Dolman reunites with his old flame, The Miracle, creating magical and mind blowing results.

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