|"Not all who wander are lost." -- J.R.R. Tolkien|
"...Hilarious, frightening, and moving travel experiences"
Midwest Book Review
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A collection of 50 tales with enough wanderer woe to make you whistle brightly as you set your alarm clock for work. Alev Croutier tells a wonderful story of making lemonade (or in this case, champagne and caviar) from the Soviet sourpusses on the Trans-Siberian; Paul Theroux describes a desperate escape from Christmas in Africa; and the others (Joe Cummings, Alice Kahn, Pico Ayer, Tony Wheeler, Barbara Kingsolver, Jan Morris, et al) get their licks in telling how miserable it once was.