Tom wrote Hand to Mouth to India in 1997/8 at the age of 20. It tells of the journey he made hitchhiking from England to India with no money. He was full of the tales of the East where sadhus, sufis and mystics trust themselves to the Fates and wanted to see if it was possible in a modern day and age.
The book became his badge, his freak credentials for a while and the image of the impoverished traveler was one he wore for perhaps a little too long. It's a book of a young man with a few chips on his shoulder and a knapsack full of spiritual ideas which he was a little young to understand. Still, the journey was no mean feat and he learnt a lot along the way- even if it did take him years to understand exactly what.