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Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman

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  • Posted November 16, 2008

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    Inspirational for those who love to experience new things

    I picked up Alice Steinbach's book "Without Reservations" in a used book store, and enjoyed it so much that I decided to see what else she had written and found this book, which is somewhat of a sequel. Her first sabbatical to travel around Europe for a year led her to the decision to take a longer sabbatical. In following her passions to travel, learn, and write, Alice describes her adventures as she travels around the world to learn new things. I love her writing style, and the way she uses a variety of techniques, to include letters to her boyfriend, to tell her story and describe her feelings about the things she is learning to do, the people she meets, the events surrounding her adventure, and the feelings from her childhood these activities evoke. As a new retiree, Alice Steinbach has inspired me to follow my passions without fear. I have recommended this book to all of my friends who love to travel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2006

    Story of Independence

    Travel is more than seeing sites or taking tours. It is an expression of independence. This and her previous book express the development of a woman who is examining and enriching her life by exploring new experiences. Excellent memoir and a model for women who enjoy this type of adventure.

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  • Posted July 1, 2009

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    Great insight

    As Alice Steinbach travels around the world, readers can get a feeling of how different each culture is. It's a book to open a little the eyes of everyone and look a little over the borders and understand that people are different, but still driven by the same emotions as ourselves.
    The links to her childhood are amazing and show how the circle of life is complete, even somewhere else.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2007

    Rebirth and Travel

    Unlike the cynic of the first review - bravo Alice. This is not just a travelogue but rebirth of personhood. As a traveller, I also enjoyed the descriptions of cities I've come to know and love. Alice is seeing the 'real' parts of these cities.

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