NAKED AND AFRAID—with my nephew, Billy Berger
He was naked and cold, but his thoughts were not what he you’d think: he feared stepping on a water moccasin. And his daily activities, all spent with an equally naked woman, were not what you’d imagine, either. Billy Berger’s focus was definitely not on romance.
After an hour talking to my nephew, whom I last saw when he was just a boy, I now have a mental picture of what it was like, this 21 days in a swamp near Baton Rouge. Frankly, I was fascinated. First, that he sounded so normal. Second, that his 21 days were so anything but normal. You can still find his program online, “Beware the Bayou,” as filmed by the Discovery Channel and broadcast July 28, 2013.
I can’t send the rest of this saga now—I have to get Billy’s approval, and he’ll be away from his e-mail for a week. But by the end of next week I should have a great story to tell. You’ll find it extraordinary, just as I did. And now I’m wondering: why didn’t I contact Billy Berger sooner?