The yellow envelope : one gift, three rules, and a life-changing journey around the world

by Dinan, Kim,

Format: Print Book [2017]
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Your Best Self 910.4 DIN
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What Would You Do with a Yellow Envelope?

After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they're given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don't overthink it; share your experiences; don't feel pressured to give it all away.

Through Ecuador, Peru, Nepal, and beyond, Kim and Brian face obstacles, including major challenges to their relationship. As she distributes the gift to people she encounters along the way she learns that money does not have a thing to do with the capacity to give, but that giving--of ourselves--is transformational.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The truth burst from 28-year-old Dinan while she was on a run in a Portland, Oregon, park. She wasn't happy with her life the predictable desk job, earning a salary to cover the mortgage and car payment. Instead, she admitted to herself, she wanted to travel and write. So she gathered up her courage and convinced her husband to dismantle their life so she could pursue her dream. Before they left, friends gave her a yellow envelope containing $1,000 to be given away on their journey. The simple guidelines for handling the money, designed to make the experience as rewarding and stress-free as possible, gained significance as Dinan faced the hardships of travel through South America, India, Nepal, and more. Far from a carefree existence, her life on the road was fraught with challenges, including questions about the health of her marriage. This is a capably narrated, decidedly introspective, soul-searching travel memoir of the Eat, Pray, Love variety and will likely draw the same audience.--Thoreson, Bridget Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In 2012, unhappy with the life she and her husband led in Portland, Ore., Dinan and her husband Brian made a decision that altered the course of their lives. Though Dinan looked successful to the outside world, she notes, in this uneven memoir, that all the middle-class trappings the couple had accumulated held no satisfaction. She was consumed by a "vast emptiness." Her dreams of becoming a writer and seeing the world seemed to have gotten lost along the way to adulthood. The couple quit their jobs; sold all their possessions, including the home they had lovingly remodeled; and set out to travel the world. Before they left on their trek, a good friend offered a surprise gift: a yellow envelope filled with cash along with rules on how to share the money during their travels. Over the course of a nearly three-year trip, the couple visited India, Ecuador, Peru, Germany, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Mexico. Dinan dissects her rigid personality and anxiety as she recounts their travels. The yellow envelope's money helped Dinan understand the transformative power of giving financially and psychologically. Many readers will enjoy the uplifting moments Dinan experiences during her quest; others may find the slog through Dinan's interior landscape irritating or just plain exhausting. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dinan, Kim -- Travel.
Voyages around the world.
Publisher Naperville, Illinois :[2017]
Language English
Description xvii, 346 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781492635383
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