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Publisher Comments:

Edited by The New Yorkers Bill Buford, the pieces collected here “prove that a restless, intrepid spirit isnt unwelcome to American readers” (New York Times Book Review).

Review:

"Buford notes in this robust collection that 'place matters, in varying degrees-sometimes a lot, sometimes hardly at all,' and goes on to prove it with this year's anthology. Michael Finkel's fascinating account of his stay with the Hazda people in East Africa and Ted Genoways's recollection of a poignant trip with his father to Suriname both will appeal to readers with a curiosity about spots less traveled. But readers with greater interest in human experience than exotic locales will also find much to cherish. David Sedaris's anecdotes of encounters with strangers on trains and Peter LaSalle's contribution on the connection between walking and writing, both bravely candid, could occur anywhere. Peter Jon Lindberg, in the standout 'In Defense of Tourism,' questions the tendency of travel enthusiasts to 'parse the world's offerings into things tourists do versus things 'locals' do, as if the mere act of residing somewhere confers a sense of style.' With a welcome range of geography and point-of-view, Buford has curated a diverse and engrossing collection.
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved." Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2009.

Synopsis:

Edited by The New Yorkers Bill Buford, the pieces collected here “prove that a restless, intrepid spirit isnt unwelcome to American readers” (New York Times Book Review).

About the Author

BILL BUFORD is an author and a staff writer for The New Yorker, as well as the founding editor of Granta, which he edited for sixteen years. His books include Among the Thugs and Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany.
 

JASON WILSON is the drinks columnist at the Washington Post, the series editor of The Smart Set, and the author of Boozehound: On The Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated. He teaches at Drexel University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547333359
Author:
Buford, Bill
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Editor:
Buford, Bill
Editor:
Wilson, Jason
Author:
Buford, Bill
Author:
Wilson, Jason
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American Travel Writing
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.75 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Buford notes in this robust collection that 'place matters, in varying degrees-sometimes a lot, sometimes hardly at all,' and goes on to prove it with this year's anthology. Michael Finkel's fascinating account of his stay with the Hazda people in East Africa and Ted Genoways's recollection of a poignant trip with his father to Suriname both will appeal to readers with a curiosity about spots less traveled. But readers with greater interest in human experience than exotic locales will also find much to cherish. David Sedaris's anecdotes of encounters with strangers on trains and Peter LaSalle's contribution on the connection between walking and writing, both bravely candid, could occur anywhere. Peter Jon Lindberg, in the standout 'In Defense of Tourism,' questions the tendency of travel enthusiasts to 'parse the world's offerings into things tourists do versus things 'locals' do, as if the mere act of residing somewhere confers a sense of style.' With a welcome range of geography and point-of-view, Buford has curated a diverse and engrossing collection.
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved." Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,
A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2009.
"Synopsis" by ,
Edited by The New Yorkers Bill Buford, the pieces collected here “prove that a restless, intrepid spirit isnt unwelcome to American readers” (New York Times Book Review).
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