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What's a wise, witty travel writer to do when she reaches forty and is still single? Wander the globe searching for romance and adventure, of course.

On a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, to celebrate her fortieth birthday, Laura Fraser confronts the unique trajectory of her life. Divorced and childless in her thirties, she found solace in the wanderlust that had always directed her heart—and found love and comfort in the arms of a dashing Frenchman. Their Italian affair brought her back to herself—but now she wonders if her passion for travel (and for short-lived romantic rendezvous) has deprived her of what she secretly wants most from life: a husband, a family, a home.

When her Parisian lover meets her in Oaxaca and gives her news that he’s found someone new, Laura is stunned and hurt. Now, it seems, she has nothing but her own independence for company—and, at forty, a lot more wrinkles on her face and fewer years of fertility. How is Laura going to reconcile what seem to be two opposite desires: for adventure, travel, great food, and new experiences, but also a place to call home—and a loving pair of arms to greet her there?

And so, she globe hops. What else is a travel writer to do? From Argentina to Peru, Naples to Paris, she basks in the glow of new cultures and local delicacies, always on the lookout for the “one” who might become a lifelong companion. But when a terrible incident occurs while she’s on assignment in the South Pacific, Laura suddenly finds herself more aware of her vulnerability and becomes afraid of traveling. It seems as if she might lose the very thing that has given her so much pleasure in her life, not to mention the career she has built for herself as a world traveler and chronicler of far-flung places.

Finding herself again will be both more difficult and more natural than she imagined. Ultimately, Laura realizes the most important journey she must take is an internal one. And the tale of how she reaches that place will captivate every woman who has ever yearned for a different life.

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The author of Losing It recounts her arrival in the South Pacific, where she struggles with her life on the go and perceptions of family life before embarking on a search for love in a variety of exotic locations.

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LAURA FRASER is the author of the bestselling memoir An Italian Affair and Losing It, an investigative look at the weight-loss industry. She is a contributing editor to More magazine, and has written for Gourmet; O, The Oprah Magazine; the New York Times; AFAR; Self; Glamour; Vogue, Elle; Redbook; Tricycle; and more.

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ISBN:
9780307450913
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Author:
<i>Glamour</i
Author:
Fraser, Laura
Author:
<i>Self</i
Author:
<i>Tricycle</i
Author:
Laura Fraser
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and more.
Author:
the <i>New</i> <i>York</i> <i>Times</i
Author:
<i>Redbook</i
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<i>AFAR</i
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<i>Vogue</i>, <i>Elle</i
Author:
O, the Oprah Magazine</i
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women authors, American
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Audio Books-Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
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Travel Writing-General
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main_subject
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all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100601
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Literary
Biography » Women
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Relationships
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Product details 288 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307450913 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of Losing It recounts her arrival in the South Pacific, where she struggles with her life on the go and perceptions of family life before embarking on a search for love in a variety of exotic locations.
"Synopsis" by , LAURA FRASER is the author of the bestselling memoir An Italian Affair and Losing It, an investigative look at the weight-loss industry. She is a contributing editor to More magazine, and has written for Gourmet; O, The Oprah Magazine; the New York Times; AFAR; Self; Glamour; Vogue, Elle; Redbook; Tricycle; and more.
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