An innocent abroad : life-changing trips from 35 great writers

Format: Print Book 2014
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Summary
More than 20 well-known writers and celebrities share the travel experiences that shaped their personalities and changed their lives. Contributors include Dave Eggers, Richard Ford, Pico Iyer, John Berendt, Alexander McCall Smith and Jane Smiley.

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Contents
Introduction / Don George
Over the edge / Sloane Crosley
The place I'll never forget / Tim Cahill
The first time I had so many first times / Pico Iyer
Innocence abroad / Jan Morris
In the beginning there was Paris / David Downie
The Paris tattoo / Ann Patchett
Lies of passage, Zurich 1973 / Lloyd Jones
Song / Dave Eggers
In Swaziland / Alexander McCall Smith
Innocents abroad / Richard Ford
Two angels in Anatolia / Candace Rose Rardon
A walk with a cave man / Jenna Scatena
El Clavo / Amy Gigi Alexander
Into the Puna / Virginia Abbott
A walk on thin ice / Simon Winchester
Lights out in Hanoi / Fiona Kidman
Friends we've not yet met / Kerre McIvor
Fiora's niche / John Berendt
Mauve / Marina Lewycka
Cabbage soup / Tony Wheeler
Man to man / Jeff Greenwald
The accidental eco-tourist / Mary Karr
Horsing around France / Jane Smiley
Reaching bliss / Suzanne Joinson
Coming home / David Baldacci
Summer at the Villa Juju / Anthony Sattin
Saved by a camel / Amanda Jones
Wonder train / Colleen Kinder
Voice lessons / Anna Vodicka
Stolen / Lavinia Spalding
A face you'll never forget / Larry Habegger
War story / Jim Benning
Forty-five / Cheryl Strayed
Rebirth in Rome / Stanley Stewart
A strange place called home / Torre DeRoche.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The title is, of course, a play upon the Mark Twain classic, recounting his travels in Europe and the Near East. Twain, who was no innocent, used his title for tongue-in-cheek irony. But most of the 35 writers in this collection really do define themselves as relatively inexperienced, if not innocents, in the art of travel. Sloane Crosley, a first-time visitor to Australia, learns that discretion outranks valor when she decides not to jump off a cliff into the ocean in winter. Tim Cahill describes his sense of awe and wonder when, as a young college student on spring break, he witnessed a sunrise over a high-desert mountain range in Utah. It probably wasn't life changing, but it was certainly memorable. The great Jan Morris was a 20-year-old lieutenant when enchanted with the celestial beauty of Venice. Lloyd Jones learned a life lesson when he tried, unsuccessfully, to con a stranger by creating a false identity while in a Zurich bar. Most but not all of these vignettes effectively convey the sense of novelty, and sometimes wide-eyed wonder, that youthful travelers are often fortunate to experience.--Freeman, Jay Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "From Cold War Yugoslavia to modern-day Yemen, Lonely Planet's latest collection of nonfiction travel stories doesn't leave a stone or continent unturned. Readers will relish Simon Winchester's boyhood tale of a near-death experience in the Arctic Circle and Marina Lewycka's vodka-soaked narrative of being stranded at a Russian summer camp. Other stories, such as Alexander McCall Smith's brush with murder in Swaziland and Ann Patchett's tale of friendship formed while backpacking around Europe, focus on the loss of innocence. A few of the selections are plagued by clichés of the travel genre: overly sentimental, boastful, or boring. Personal narratives of David Baldacci discovering his familial ancestry in Italy and Mary Karr's trek through the Guatemalan jungle are among those that fail to hit the mark. But high-quality tales from John Berendt, Cheryl Strayed, Tim Cahill, and Anna Vodicka are enough to keep readers paging through this enjoyable collection. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Voyages and travels -- Anecdotes.
Travel -- Anecdotes.
Travelers' writings.
Authors -- Travel -- Anecdotes.
Publisher Melbourne :Lonely Planet Publications,2014
Other Titles Lonely Planet
Contributors George, Donald W., editor.
Language English
Description 318 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9781743603604
1743603606
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