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Publisher Comments:

Simon Winchester in Romania<BR>Isabel Allende in the Amazon<BR>Pico Iyer in Bali<BR>Bill Barich in Italy<BR>Sallie Tisdale in Japan<BR>Carlos Fuentes in Zurich<BR>Po Bronson in the Caribbean <BR>and thirty-four more scintillating and sizzling tales of serendipity and wanderlust.

Review:

"This collection of 42 travel essays includes some unpublished material and some award-winning tales that are described as "the best of Salon.com," an Internet-based company with 11 original content sites. George, former travel editor at the San Francisco Examiner, the author of over 500 articles, and a columnist at Salon.com, has collected the works of diverse authors, including well-known writers such as Peter Mayle and Isabel Allende and David Kohn, coordinating producer at CBSNews.com. The varied topics range from Susan Hack's amusing search for Tampax in Yemen to Tanya Shaffer's touching search for a friend in Casablanca. At best, this collection provides a valuable insight into other cultures and perspectives described through the travelers' own preconceptions. For example, Sallie Tisdale's "On Japanese Trains" beautifully describes Japanese culture from the viewpoint of American travelers taking the trains, depicting how the travelers imagine they appear to those around them. Recommended for larger public libraries where travel essays are popular." Alison Hopkins, Library Journal

Synopsis:

The forty pearls here take us all around the world, to a mouthwatering Memphis barbecue contest, a furious bartering session in Istanbul for a kilim rug, a glimpse into an African elephant's nocturnal escapades, and a dizzying evening of drinking absinthe in Barcelona.

Synopsis:

Simon Winchester in Romania

Isabel Allende in the Amazon

Pico Iyer in Bali

Bill Barich in Italy

Sallie Tisdale in Japan

Carlos Fuentes in Zurich

Po Bronson in the Caribbean

and thirty-four more scintillating and sizzling tales of serendipity and wanderlust.

About the Author

Don George writes Salon.com's weekly travel column, "Wanderlust," and was the founder and editor of its award-winning travel site. Prior to joining Salon, he was travel editor at the San Francisco Examiner. He lives with his wife and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679783633
Editor:
George, Don
Foreword:
Iyer, Pico
Foreword by:
Iyer, Pico
Foreword:
Iyer, Pico
Editor:
George, Don
Author:
George, Don
Author:
Iyer, Pico
Foreword:
Iyer, Pico
Publisher:
Villard Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
[29]
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.56 x 5.56 x 0.88 in 1 lb

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Product details 384 pages Villard Books - English 9780679783633 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This collection of 42 travel essays includes some unpublished material and some award-winning tales that are described as "the best of Salon.com," an Internet-based company with 11 original content sites. George, former travel editor at the San Francisco Examiner, the author of over 500 articles, and a columnist at Salon.com, has collected the works of diverse authors, including well-known writers such as Peter Mayle and Isabel Allende and David Kohn, coordinating producer at CBSNews.com. The varied topics range from Susan Hack's amusing search for Tampax in Yemen to Tanya Shaffer's touching search for a friend in Casablanca. At best, this collection provides a valuable insight into other cultures and perspectives described through the travelers' own preconceptions. For example, Sallie Tisdale's "On Japanese Trains" beautifully describes Japanese culture from the viewpoint of American travelers taking the trains, depicting how the travelers imagine they appear to those around them. Recommended for larger public libraries where travel essays are popular."
"Synopsis" by , The forty pearls here take us all around the world, to a mouthwatering Memphis barbecue contest, a furious bartering session in Istanbul for a kilim rug, a glimpse into an African elephant's nocturnal escapades, and a dizzying evening of drinking absinthe in Barcelona.
"Synopsis" by , Simon Winchester in Romania

Isabel Allende in the Amazon

Pico Iyer in Bali

Bill Barich in Italy

Sallie Tisdale in Japan

Carlos Fuentes in Zurich

Po Bronson in the Caribbean

and thirty-four more scintillating and sizzling tales of serendipity and wanderlust.

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