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Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents

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Spanning 15 years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eavess insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. In the jungles of Papua New Guinea, she loses herself — literally — to an Australian tour guide; in Cairo, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, only to discover the beginning of a pattern that will characterize her life over the long-term: while long-distance relationships work well for her, traditional relationships do not.

Wanderlust, however, is more than a chronological conquest of men and countries: at its core, its a journey of self-discovery. In the course of her travels, Eaves finds herself and the sense of home shes been lacking since childhood — and she sheds light on a growing culture of young women who have the freedom and inclination to define their own, increasingly global, lifestyles, unfettered by traditional roles and conventions of past generations of women.

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"[A] heady, headlong chronicle of a decade and a half spent adrift..." The New York Times

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"Eaves is searingly honest..." Editors' Choice, The New York Times

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"Eaves, a travel writer, has an eye for detail and the worldly insight of fellow globe-trotter Pico Iyer." ELLE Magazine

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"Wanderlust celebrates the life-changing possibilities of the world around us and the rigors and riches of embracing them body and soul." National Geographic Traveler Magazine

About the Author

Elisabeth Eaves is the author of Bare: The Naked Truth About Stripping, and her travel essays have been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing, The Best Women's Travel Writing, and A Moveable Feast: Life-Changing Food Adventures from Around the World. Her writing has also appeared in numerous publications, including Forbes, Harper's, the New York Times, Slate, and the Wall Street Journal, and she holds a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University. Born and raised in Vancouver, she lives in New York City.

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Alisha C, January 14, 2012 (view all comments by Alisha C)
Wanderlust is a decent, quick read if you go in with the right expectations. Eaves’ memoir is not a travel log of all the places she’s been, but rather a recollection of all the emotions she experienced while traveling, due mainly to her relationships with men, and only sometimes to her interactions with different cultures. (excerpt from review at www.luxuryreading.com)
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Allison Newberry, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Allison Newberry)
Although I've never experienced the need to travel, just the want, Elisabeth Eaves made me understand. Her wanderlust impacted every decision in her life. Such a great read... This is eat, pray, love, but not for the faint of heart.
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ISBN:
9781580053112
Author:
Eaves, Elisabeth
Publisher:
Seal Press (CA)
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Review" by , "Eaves, a travel writer, has an eye for detail and the worldly insight of fellow globe-trotter Pico Iyer."
"Review" by , "Wanderlust celebrates the life-changing possibilities of the world around us and the rigors and riches of embracing them body and soul."
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