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Often I feel I go to some distant region of the world to be reminded of who I really am.

When Michael Crichton — a Harvard-trained physician, bestselling novelist, and successful movie director — began to feel isolated in his own life, he decided to widen his horizons. He tracked wild animals in the jungles of Rwanda. He climbed Kilimanjaro and Mayan pyramids. He trekked across a landslide in Pakistan. He swam amid sharks in Tahiti.

Fueled by a powerful curiosity and the need to see, feel, and hear firsthand and close-up, Michael Crichton has experienced adventures as compelling as those he created in his books and films. These adventures — both physical and spiritual — are recorded here in Travels, Crichton's most astonishing and personal work.

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Fueled by a powerful curiosity and the need to see, feel, and hear firsthand and close up, bestselling author Michael Crichton has experienced adventures as compelling as those he created in his books and films. These adventures--both physical and spiritual--are recorded in "Travels, " Crichton's most astonishing and personal work.

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From swimming with sharks off Tahiti to midnight meetings with elephants in Africa to an introduction to the paranormal in the American desert, see how bestselling author Michael Crichton views our world. A record of Michael Crichton’ s astonishing adventures, Travels is a vision of travel not as escape but as exhilaration, as a testing of self, and as spiritual education. All of his voyages have been journeys into awareness— leading him to the excitement and benison of direct experience undimmed by expectations, theories, or old assumptions. A remarkable book, Travels invites all readers to take part in Crichton’ s exotic yet familiar quest into the inner world of a writer’ s curiousity.

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Michael Crichton was born in Chicago in 1942. His novels include The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Timeline, Prey,and State of Fear. He is also the creator of the television series ER.

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Robert Schindler, January 23, 2009 (view all comments by Robert Schindler)
This book is interesting in that it has two distinct parts. The first section are his memories of medical school, which I found fascinating. The second section, while still good, was fragmented as he jumped between travel and spiritual seeking. Taken individually, they would have been fine, but as a collection it didn't quite work.
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Paul McFarland, July 21, 2007 (view all comments by Paul McFarland)
A collection of essays by the very popular author of just about everything from books to TV. Michael Crichton takes us into his own search for meaning and explanation. I found him to be a far different individual than I had imagined him. I finished the book with mixed feelings. He became less of a hero and more of a man. A book of real courage. I am not sure that many writers would put this much of themselves on view. An excellent book by a major writer.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060509057
Author:
Crichton, Michael
Publisher:
Harper Collins
Author:
by Michael Crichton
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
546
Publication Date:
20021105
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.83x5.54x.97 in. .67 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060509057 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Fueled by a powerful curiosity and the need to see, feel, and hear firsthand and close up, bestselling author Michael Crichton has experienced adventures as compelling as those he created in his books and films. These adventures--both physical and spiritual--are recorded in "Travels, " Crichton's most astonishing and personal work.

"Synopsis" by , From swimming with sharks off Tahiti to midnight meetings with elephants in Africa to an introduction to the paranormal in the American desert, see how bestselling author Michael Crichton views our world. A record of Michael Crichton’ s astonishing adventures, Travels is a vision of travel not as escape but as exhilaration, as a testing of self, and as spiritual education. All of his voyages have been journeys into awareness— leading him to the excitement and benison of direct experience undimmed by expectations, theories, or old assumptions. A remarkable book, Travels invites all readers to take part in Crichton’ s exotic yet familiar quest into the inner world of a writer’ s curiousity.
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