What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding
Author: Kristin Newman
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0804137609
ISBN 13: 9780804137607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding Book Review:

Part laugh-out-loud storytelling, part thoughtful self-reflection, this debut memoir from a television comedy writer follows her many adventures around the world in an attempt to escape her fear of commitment and settling down. Original. 50,000 first printing.

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding
Author: Kristin Newman
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN 10: 0804137617
ISBN 13: 9780804137614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding Book Review:

A funny, sexy, and ultimately poignant memoir about mastering the art of the "vacationship." Kristin Newman spent much of her twenties and thirties buying dresses to wear to her friends' weddings and baby showers. Not ready to settle down and in need of an escape from her fast-paced job as a sitcom writer, Kristin instead traveled the world, often alone, for several weeks each year. In addition to falling madly in love with the planet, Kristin fell for many attractive locals, men who could provide the emotional connection she wanted without costing her the freedom she desperately needed. Kristin introduces readers to the Israeli bartenders, Finnish poker players, sexy Bedouins, and Argentinean priests who helped her transform into "Kristin-Adjacent" on the road–a slower, softer, and, yes, sluttier version of herself at home. Equal parts laugh-out-loud storytelling, candid reflection, and wanderlust-inspiring travel tales, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding is a compelling debut that will have readers rushing to renew their passports.

The Good Girl s Guide to Getting Lost

The Good Girl s Guide to Getting Lost
Author: Rachel Friedman
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 038534337X
ISBN 13: 9780385343374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good Girl s Guide to Getting Lost Book Review:

Rachel Friedman has always been the consummate good girl who does well in school and plays it safe, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim (and in an effort to escape impending life decisions), she buys a ticket to Ireland, a place she has never visited. There she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl, a born adventurer who spurs Rachel on to a yearlong odyssey that takes her to three continents, fills her life with newfound friends, and gives birth to a previously unrealized passion for adventure. As her journey takes her to Australia and South America, Rachel discovers and embraces her love of travel and unlocks more truths about herself than she ever realized she was seeking. Along the way, the erstwhile good girl finally learns to do something she's never done before: simply live for the moment.

Wanderlust

Wanderlust
Author: Elisabeth Eaves
Publsiher: Seal Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-05-24
ISBN 10: 1580053971
ISBN 13: 9781580053976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wanderlust Book Review:

Spanning fifteen years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves’s insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. In the jungles of Papua New Guinea, she loses herself—literally—to an Australian tour guide; in Cairo, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, only to discover the beginning of a pattern that will characterize her life over the long-term: while long-distance relationships work well for her, traditional relationships do not. Wanderlust, however, is more than a chronological conquest of men and countries: at its core, it’s a journey of self-discovery. In the course of her travels, Eaves finds herself and the sense of home she’s been lacking since childhood—and she sheds light on a growing culture of young women who have the freedom and inclination to define their own, increasingly global, lifestyles, unfettered by traditional roles and conventions of past generations of women.

Girls Who Travel

Girls Who Travel
Author: Nicole Trilivas
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 0698196651
ISBN 13: 9780698196650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girls Who Travel Book Review:

A hilarious, deftly written debut novel about a woman whose wanderlust is about to show her that sometimes you don’t have to travel very far to become the person you want to be… There are many reasons women shouldn’t travel alone. But as foul-mouthed, sweet-toothed Kika Shores knows, there are many more reasons why they should. After all, most women want a lot more out of life than just having fun. Kika, for one, wants to experience the world. But ever since she returned from her yearlong backpacking tour, she’s been steeped in misery, battling rush hour with all the other suits. Getting back on the road is all she wants. So when she’s offered a nanny job in London – the land of Cadbury Cream Eggs – she’s happy at the prospect of going back overseas and getting paid for it. But as she’s about to discover, the most exhilarating adventures can happen when you stay in one place… Wise, witty, and hilarious, Girls Who Travel is an unforgettable novel about the highs and lows of getting what you want—and how it’s the things you least expect that can change your life.

A Thousand New Beginnings

A Thousand New Beginnings
Author: Kristin Addis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2016-03-24
ISBN 10: 9780692662885
ISBN 13: 069266288X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thousand New Beginnings Book Review:

This is the story of a 26-year-old girl who left her old life with a steady job and boyfriend behind in order to travel through Southeast Asia completely on her own. Over the course of the next year and thousands of miles, hundreds of new beginnings and new friendships, she found that more than traveling the world outside, she traveled the world within. This book is a collection of excerpts from her diary and blog during that time in which she found that traveling alone made all the difference in the world.

Love with a Chance of Drowning

Love with a Chance of Drowning
Author: Torre DeRoche
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN 10: 1401342914
ISBN 13: 9781401342913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love with a Chance of Drowning Book Review:

New love. Exotic destinations. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure. What could go wrong? City girl Torre DeRoche isn't looking for love, but a chance encounter in a San Francisco bar sparks an instant connection with a soulful Argentinean man who unexpectedly sweeps her off her feet. The problem? He's just about to cast the dock lines and voyage around the world on his small sailboat, and Torre is terrified of deep water. However, lovesick Torre determines that to keep the man of her dreams, she must embark on the voyage of her nightmares, so she waves good-bye to dry land and braces for a life-changing journey that's as exhilarating as it is terrifying. Somewhere mid-Pacific, she finds herself battling to keep the old boat, the new relationship, and her floundering sanity afloat. . . . This sometimes hilarious, often harrowing, and always poignant memoir is set against a backdrop of the world's most beautiful and remote destinations. Equal parts love story and travel memoir, Love with a Chance of Drowning is witty, charming, and proof positive that there are some risks worth taking.

Tales of a Female Nomad

Tales of a Female Nomad
Author: Rita Golden Gelman
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307421740
ISBN 13: 9780307421746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of a Female Nomad Book Review:

The true story of an ordinary woman living an extraordinary existence all over the world. “Gelman doesn’t just observe the cultures she visits, she participates in them, becoming emotionally involved in the people’s lives. This is an amazing travelogue.” —Booklist At the age of forty-eight, on the verge of a divorce, Rita Golden Gelman left an elegant life in L.A. to follow her dream of travelling the world, connecting with people in cultures all over the globe. In 1986, Rita sold her possessions and became a nomad, living in a Zapotec village in Mexico, sleeping with sea lions on the Galapagos Islands, and residing everywhere from thatched huts to regal palaces. She has observed orangutans in the rain forest of Borneo, visited trance healers and dens of black magic, and cooked with women on fires all over the world. Rita’s example encourages us all to dust off our dreams and rediscover the joy, the exuberance, and the hidden spirit that so many of us bury when we become adults.

The Worrier s Guide to the End of the World

The Worrier s Guide to the End of the World
Author: Torre DeRoche
Publsiher: Seal Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 1580056865
ISBN 13: 9781580056861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Worrier s Guide to the End of the World Book Review:

A funny and heartwarming story of one woman's attempt to walk off a lifetime of fear -- with a soulmate, bad shoes, and lots of wine. Torre DeRoche is at rock bottom following a breakup and her father's death when she crosses paths with the goofy and spirited Masha, who is pursuing her dream of walking the world. When Masha invites Torre to join her pilgrimage through Tuscany -- drinking wine, foraging wild berries, and twirling on hillsides -- Torre straps on a pair of flimsy street shoes and gets rambling. But the magical hills of Italy are nothing like the dusty and merciless roads of India where the pair wind up, improvising a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Gandhi along his march to the seaside. Hoping to catch the nobleman's fearlessness by osmosis and end the journey as wise, svelte, and kick-ass warriors, they are instead unraveled by worry that this might be one adventure too far. Coming face-to-face with their worst fears, they discover the power of friendship to save us from our darkest moments.

Delaying the Real World

Delaying the Real World
Author: Colleen Kinder
Publsiher: Running Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005-01-03
ISBN 10: 9780762421893
ISBN 13: 0762421894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delaying the Real World Book Review:

Congratulations - you've finished school. But if you're not sure you're ready to settle down into an office environment, Delaying the Real World is chock-full of creative ideas and practical information that will help you craft your own life-changing adventure: Teach English in Thailand; Take a road trip; Build houses in a Mexican village; Counsel at a children's art camp; Work on a cruise ship; Lead excursions in the Grand Canyon; Intern at a wildlife sanctuary; Bike (or drive) across America; Guide snorkeling groups in Australia; Hike along the Pacific Trail; Create (and fund) your own service project; Travel around the globe on one affordable plane ticket; And much more! In this one-of-a-kind guide, Colleen Kinder scouts out experiences that will not only satisfy your free spirit but also pay the bills, make the world a better place, and maybe even catapult you into a future career. Including stories from young adventurers and detailed information on making these dreams a reality,Delaying the Real World is a road map for the new graduate, inspiring and directing you toward making your twenties the most rewarding (and adventurous) decade of your life.

The Best American Travel Writing 2019

The Best American Travel Writing 2019
Author: Jason Wilson,Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 0358094232
ISBN 13: 9780358094234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best American Travel Writing 2019 Book Review:

The year's best travel writing, as chosen by series editor Jason Wilson and guest editor Alexandra Fuller.

No One Tells You This

No One Tells You This
Author: Glynnis MacNicol
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 1501163140
ISBN 13: 9781501163142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No One Tells You This Book Review:

Featured in multiple “must-read” lists, No One Tells You This is “sharp, intimate…A funny, frank, and fearless memoir…and a refreshing view of the possibilities—and pitfalls—personal freedom can offer modern women” (Kirkus Reviews). If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then? This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her fortieth birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. She knew she was supposed to feel bad about this. After all, single women and those without children are often seen as objects of pity or indulgent spoiled creatures who think only of themselves. Glynnis refused to be cast into either of those roles, and yet the question remained: What now? There was no good blueprint for how to be a woman alone in the world. It was time to create one. Over the course of her fortieth year, which this ​“beguiling” (The Washington Post) memoir chronicles, Glynnis embarks on a revealing journey of self-discovery that continually contradicts everything she’d been led to expect. Through the trials of family illness and turmoil, and the thrills of far-flung travel and adventures with men, young and old (and sometimes wearing cowboy hats), she wrestles with her biggest hopes and fears about love, death, sex, friendship, and loneliness. In doing so, she discovers that holding the power to determine her own fate requires a resilience and courage that no one talks about, and is more rewarding than anyone imagines. “Amid the raft of motherhood memoirs out this summer, it’s refreshing to read a book unapologetically dedicated to the fulfillment of single life” (Vogue). No One Tells You This is an “honest” (Huffington Post) reckoning with modern womanhood and “a perfect balance between edgy and poignant” (People)—an exhilarating journey that will resonate with anyone determined to live by their own rules.

The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls
Author: Jennifer Baggett,Holly C. Corbett,Amanda Pressner
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 0061993476
ISBN 13: 9780061993473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Girls Book Review:

“A triumphant journey about losing yourself, finding yourself and coming home again. Hitch yourself to their ride: you’ll embark on a transformative journey of your own.” — Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of The One That I Want and Time of My Life Three friends, each on the brink of a quarter-life crisis, make a pact to quit their high pressure New York City media jobs and leave behind their friends, boyfriends, and everything familiar to embark on a year-long backpacking adventure around the world in The Lost Girls. With their thirtieth birthdays looming, Jen, Holly, and Amanda are feeling the pressure to hit certain milestones—score the big promotion, find a soul mate, have 2.2 kids. Instead, they make a pact to quit their jobs and set out on a journey in search of inspiration and direction. Traveling 60,000 miles across four continents, Jen, Holly, and Amanda push themselves far outside their comfort zones to embrace every adventure. Ultimately, theirs is a story of true friendship—a bond forged by sharing beds and backpacks, enduring exotic illnesses, trekking across mountains, and standing by one another through heartaches, whirlwind romances, and everything in the world in between.

The Yellow Envelope

The Yellow Envelope
Author: Kim Dinan
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 1492635391
ISBN 13: 9781492635390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Yellow Envelope Book Review:

What Would You Do with a Yellow Envelope? After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they're given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don't overthink it; share your experiences; don't feel pressured to give it all away. Through Ecuador, Peru, Nepal, and beyond, Kim and Brian face obstacles, including major challenges to their relationship. As she distributes the gift to people she encounters along the way she learns that money does not have a thing to do with the capacity to give, but that giving—of ourselves—is transformational.

The Diary of a Bookseller

The Diary of a Bookseller
Author: Shaun Bythell
Publsiher: Melville House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 1612197256
ISBN 13: 9781612197258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diary of a Bookseller Book Review:

A WRY AND HILARIOUS ACCOUNT OF LIFE AT A BOOKSHOP IN A REMOTE SCOTTISH VILLAGE "Among the most irascible and amusing bookseller memoirs I've read." --Dwight Garner, New York Times "Warm, witty and laugh-out-loud funny..."—Daily Mail The Diary of a Bookseller is Shaun Bythell's funny and fascinating memoir of a year in the life at the helm of The Bookshop, in the small village of Wigtown, Scotland—and of the delightfully odd locals, unusual staff, eccentric customers, and surreal buying trips that make up his life there as he struggles to build his business . . . and be polite . . . When Bythell first thought of taking over the store, it seemed like a great idea: The Bookshop is Scotland's largest second-hand store, with over one hundred thousand books in a glorious old house with twisting corridors and roaring fireplaces, set in a tiny, beautiful town by the sea. It seemed like a book-lover's paradise . . . Until Bythell did indeed buy the store. In this wry and hilarious diary, he tells us what happened next—the trials and tribulations of being a small businessman; of learning that customers can be, um, eccentric; and of wrangling with his own staff of oddballs (such as ski-suit-wearing, dumpster-diving Nicky). And perhaps none are quirkier than the charmingly cantankerous bookseller Bythell himself turns out to be. But then too there are the buying trips to old estates and auctions, with the thrill of discovery, as well as the satisfaction of pressing upon people the books that you love . . . Slowly, with a mordant wit and keen eye, Bythell is seduced by the growing charm of small-town life, despite —or maybe because of—all the peculiar characters there.

Alone Time

Alone Time
Author: Stephanie Rosenbloom
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 0399562311
ISBN 13: 9780399562310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alone Time Book Review:

"In Paris (or anywhere else, really) a table for one can be a most delightful place." --Alone Time, as seen in The New York Times A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of traveling solo In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting the experiences of artists, writers, and innovators who cherished solitude, Stephanie Rosenbloom considers how being alone as a traveller--and even in one's own city--is conducive to becoming acutely aware of the sensual details of the world--patterns, textures, colors, tastes, sounds--in ways that are difficult to do in the company of others. Alone Time is divided into four parts, each set in a different city, in a different season, in a single year. The destinations--Paris, Istanbul, Florence, New York--are all pedestrian-friendly, allowing travelers to slow down and appreciate casual pleasures instead of hurtling through museums and posting photos to Instagram. Each section spotlights a different theme associated with the joys and benefits of time alone and how it can enable people to enrich their lives--facilitating creativity, learning, self-reliance, as well as the ability to experiment and change. Rosenbloom incorporates insights from psychologists and sociologists who have studied solitude and happiness, and explores such topics as dining alone, learning to savor, discovering interests and passions, and finding or creating silent spaces. Her engaging and elegant prose makes Alone Time as warmly intimate an account as the details of a trip shared by a beloved friend--and will have its many readers eager to set off on their own solo adventures.

All Over the Place

All Over the Place
Author: Geraldine DeRuiter
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 1610397649
ISBN 13: 9781610397643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Over the Place Book Review:

Some people are meant to travel the globe, to unwrap its secrets and share them with the world. And some people have no sense of direction, are terrified of pigeons, and get motion sickness from tying their shoes. These people are meant to stay home and eat nachos. Geraldine DeRuiter is the latter. But she won't let that stop her. Hilarious, irreverent, and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the years Geraldine spent traveling the world after getting laid off from a job she loved. Those years taught her a great number of things, though the ability to read a map was not one of them. She has only a vague idea of where Russia is, but she now understands her Russian father better than ever before. She learned that what she thought was her mother's functional insanity was actually an equally incurable condition called "being Italian." She learned what it's like to travel the world with someone you already know and love--how that person can help you make sense of things and make far-off places feel like home. She learned about unemployment and brain tumors, lost luggage and lost opportunities, and just getting lost in countless terminals and cabs and hotel lobbies across the globe. And she learned that sometimes you can find yourself exactly where you need to be--even if you aren't quite sure where you are.

Not Afraid of the Fall

Not Afraid of the Fall
Author: Kyle James
Publsiher: Inkshares
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-07-11
ISBN 10: 1942645287
ISBN 13: 9781942645283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not Afraid of the Fall Book Review:

Culled from on-the-go daily journal entries across 15 countries and 38 cities comes an exhilarating travel-inspired story, tracing one couple’s quest for true adventure above all else.

How to Get Run Over by a Truck

How to Get Run Over by a Truck
Author: Katie C. McKenna
Publsiher: Inkshares
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1941758991
ISBN 13: 9781941758991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Get Run Over by a Truck Book Review:

People often say, “I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck.” Katie actually was. On a sunny morning bike ride in Brooklyn, twenty-four-year-old Katie McKenna was forever changed when she was run over by an eighteen-wheeler. Being crushed under a massive semi wasn’t something Katie should have survived. After ten hours of emergency surgery, she woke to find herself in a body and a life that would never be the same. In this brutally honest and surprisingly funny memoir, Katie recalls the pivotal event and the long, confusing road to recovery that followed. Between the unprepared nudity in front of her parents post-surgery, hospital happy hours, and the persistent fear that she would never walk again, Katie details the struggles she’s faced navigating her new reality. This inspiring memoir follows Katie’s remarkable journey to let go of her old life and fall in love with her new one.

How Not to Travel the World

How Not to Travel the World
Author: Lauren Juliff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2015-08-12
ISBN 10: 9781515359005
ISBN 13: 151535900X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Not to Travel the World Book Review:

It was hitting rock bottom that convinced Lauren to quit her job, sell everything she owned, and travel the world alone. It wasn't an easy decision: she suffered from debilitating anxiety, was battling an eating disorder, and had just had her heart broken. Not only that, but she had so little life experience that she had never eaten rice or been on a bus. She'd hoped leaving everything behind would help her find and heal herself, but instead Lauren's travels were full of bad luck and near-death experiences. She was scammed and assaulted; lost teeth and swallowed a cockroach. She fell into leech-infested rice paddies, was caught up in a tsunami, had the brakes of her motorbike fail, and experienced a very unhappy ending in Thailand. It was just as she was about to give up on travel when she stumbled across a handsome New Zealander with a love of challenges... How Not to Travel The World is about following your dreams, no matter how many curveballs life throws at you. It's about learning to get out of your comfort zone, finding the humour in messed up situations, and falling in love with life on the road.