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First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life

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In this laugh-out-loud funny memoir, a pampered city girl falls head over little black heels in love with a Peace Corps poster boy and follows him —literally–to the ends of the earth.

Eve Brown always thought she would join the Peace Corps someday, although she secretly worried about life without sushi, frothy coffee drinks and air conditioning. But with college diploma in hand, it was time to put up or shut up. So with some ambivalence she arrives at the Peace Corps office–sporting her best safari chic attire –to casually look into the steps one might take if one were to become a global humanitarian, a la Angelina Jolie. But when Eve meets John, her dashing young Peace Corps recruiter, all her ambivalence flies out the window. She absolutely must join the Peace Corps - and win John's heart in the process. Off to Ecuador she goes and - after a year in the jungle - back to the States she runs, vowing to stay within easy reach of a decaf cappuccino for the rest of her days.

But life had other plans. Just as she's getting reacquainted with the joys of toilet paper, John gets a job with CARE and Eve must decide if she’s up for life in another third world outpost. Before you can say, "pass the malaria prophylaxis," the couple heads off to Uganda, and the fun really begins--if one can call having rats in your toilet fun. Fortunately, in Eve’s case one certainly can, because to her, every experience is an adventure to be embraced and these pages come alive with all of the alternatively poignant and uproarious details.

With wit and candor, First Comes Love, then Comes Malaria chronicles Eve’s misadventures as an aspiring do-gooder. From intestinal parasites to getting caught in a civil war, culture clashes to unexpected friendships, here is an honest and laugh-out-loud funny look at the search for love and purpose—from a woman who finds both in the last place she expected.

AUTHOR BIO

EVE BROWN-WAITE was a finalist for Iowa Review, Glimmer Train, and New Millennium Writings Awards for stories she wrote about her time abroad. She lives with her husband and two children in Massachusetts.

Synopsis:

Follows the author's journey from being a self-described "pampered city girl" to a Peace Corps volunteer, wife, and mother living in Ecuador and Uganda.

Synopsis:

In this laugh-out-loud funny memoir, a pampered city girl falls head over little black heels in love with a Peace Corps poster boy and follows him--literally-to the ends of the earth and finds love and purpose in the last place she expected.

About the Author

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EVE BROWN-WAITE was a finalist for Iowa Review, Glimmer Train, and New Millennium Writings awards for stories she wrote about her time abroad. She lives with her husband and two children in Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767931496
Subtitle:
How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Brown-Waite, Eve
Author:
Brown-Waite, Eve
Author:
Eve Brown-Waite
Subject:
Travel : Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Uganda
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Uganda Description and travel.
Subject:
Ecuador Description and travel.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Travel Writing-Africa and Middle East
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090414
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
305

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
Travel » Africa » East
Travel » General
Travel » South America » Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
Travel » Travel Writing » General

First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life
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"Synopsis" by , Follows the author's journey from being a self-described "pampered city girl" to a Peace Corps volunteer, wife, and mother living in Ecuador and Uganda.
"Synopsis" by , In this laugh-out-loud funny memoir, a pampered city girl falls head over little black heels in love with a Peace Corps poster boy and follows him--literally-to the ends of the earth and finds love and purpose in the last place she expected.
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