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Publisher Comments:

In his latest collection of death-defying exploits and far-flung travels, Outside Magazine editor Tim Cahill visits the side of an active volcano in Ecuador, the Saharan salt mines and the largest toxic waste dump in the Western Hemisphere. He also ventures to find a Caspian tiger in Turkey and giant centipedes in the Congo. Cahill is one of the last great intrepid journalists, and his thirty wildly entertaining essays display sparkling wit and unstinting curiosity. When not on the move, he debunks hoary notions of the kindness of dolphins and ruminates on religion, death and the perplexing phenomenon of yoga. Charming, incisive and absolutely fearless, Cahill is the perfect travel companion.

Review:

"First-class travel writing....leave the life-or-death adventures to Cahill, and sit back to enjoy the ride." Rocky Mountain News

Review:

"If anything can inspire the most slothful of couch potatoes to get out for an adventure, it is this book." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Along with his habitual irreverence, Cahill has a fine appreciation of irony and the absurd....A fine, funny, thoughtful and varied collection." The Portsmouth Herald

Review:

"Long before the unbeaten track got fouled with the TV spoor of earnest Australians soul-kissing vipers, there were people like Tim Cahill who did adventure for real....His wisecracks bear wisdom, and his self-deprecation reflects a fellow who is likeably confident and thoughtful — a good companion on any journey." The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"Hold the Enlightenment is vintage Cahill — adventures to thrill the armchair traveler." The Decatur Daily

Review:

"Cahill entertains....the book flashes with luminescence. In trying to make light of enlightenment, he gives moments of hard-won wisdom, along with insights that last longer than any amusement ride." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Offers Cahill's usual mix of humor, insight and carefully crafted prose....Highly entertaining and informative." The Tampa Tribune

Review:

"Cahill does more than beguile with great storytelling....What Cahill does best — while talking in your ear about the Northern Congo or great white sharks or a yoga retreat in Jamaica — is leave you wanting more. More of his empathy and humor, more of his cheekiness and intelligence." The Denver Post

Review:

"Cahill [writes] with such self-deprecating humor and insight that you're more than happy he enjoys putting himself in harm's way." The New York Times Books Review

Review:

"One of the best things about Hold the Enlightenment is [the author's] unexpected mixture of fact, legend, seriousness and whimsy, often in rapid succession. So [with] Cahill...you're always assured of a trip that is anything but ordinary and as far from boring as the great white sharks off South America are from a tuna melt on white toast." St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Review:

"Cahill has done the hard part for us. Now, all we have to do to experience exotic corners of the earth is read Hold the Enlightenment from the comfort of our fluffy sofas. Thanks, Big Guy." Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Synopsis:

Editor of Outside magazine relays his latest death-defying exploits and far-flung travels.

About the Author

Tim Cahill is the author of six previous books, including A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg, Jaguars Ripped My Flesh, and Pass the Butterworms. He is an editor at large for Outside magazine, and his work appears in National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times Book Review, and other national publications. He lives in Montana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375713293
Author:
Cahill, Tim
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
American essays
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.02x5.22x.66 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375713293 Reviews:
"Review" by , "First-class travel writing....leave the life-or-death adventures to Cahill, and sit back to enjoy the ride."
"Review" by , "If anything can inspire the most slothful of couch potatoes to get out for an adventure, it is this book."
"Review" by , "Along with his habitual irreverence, Cahill has a fine appreciation of irony and the absurd....A fine, funny, thoughtful and varied collection."
"Review" by , "Long before the unbeaten track got fouled with the TV spoor of earnest Australians soul-kissing vipers, there were people like Tim Cahill who did adventure for real....His wisecracks bear wisdom, and his self-deprecation reflects a fellow who is likeably confident and thoughtful — a good companion on any journey."
"Review" by , "Hold the Enlightenment is vintage Cahill — adventures to thrill the armchair traveler."
"Review" by , "Cahill entertains....the book flashes with luminescence. In trying to make light of enlightenment, he gives moments of hard-won wisdom, along with insights that last longer than any amusement ride."
"Review" by , "Offers Cahill's usual mix of humor, insight and carefully crafted prose....Highly entertaining and informative."
"Review" by , "Cahill does more than beguile with great storytelling....What Cahill does best — while talking in your ear about the Northern Congo or great white sharks or a yoga retreat in Jamaica — is leave you wanting more. More of his empathy and humor, more of his cheekiness and intelligence."
"Review" by , "Cahill [writes] with such self-deprecating humor and insight that you're more than happy he enjoys putting himself in harm's way."
"Review" by , "One of the best things about Hold the Enlightenment is [the author's] unexpected mixture of fact, legend, seriousness and whimsy, often in rapid succession. So [with] Cahill...you're always assured of a trip that is anything but ordinary and as far from boring as the great white sharks off South America are from a tuna melt on white toast."
"Review" by , "Cahill has done the hard part for us. Now, all we have to do to experience exotic corners of the earth is read Hold the Enlightenment from the comfort of our fluffy sofas. Thanks, Big Guy."
"Synopsis" by , Editor of Outside magazine relays his latest death-defying exploits and far-flung travels.
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