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Posted July 20, 2010
All who wander are not lost.
Ever wonder what makes people take to the road for out of the box adventures? Michael Shapiro, one of our best travel writers himself, shares with us what makes people who choose a lifetime of travel over the comfy confines of home tick. From Tim Cahill, whose adventures get him into outlandish situations, to Frances Mayes who followed her "wistful dreams" to civilized Tuscany we find out what motivates their quests. I loved learning what our best contemporary commentators have in common and what they do not. Bill Bryson of Walk in the Woods fame says he is just paying his mortgage with his writing, while Peter Matthiessen, famous for his search for the elusive Snow Leopard, says that the act of writing clarifies his view of realty. Each interview of these unique authors is conducted with extreme care for their privacy as Michael asks thoughtful, informed questions. A Sense of Place is insightful, fun and a must read for anyone contemplating the outsider's lifestyle.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Linda Ballou adventure travel writer and author of
Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales
Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawaii-Her Epic Journey
Posted March 16, 2006
For both adventurers and writers
Anyone who writes, whether fiction or non-fiction, will revel in the insights about the art of writing. Anyone who travels or lives the life of an observer-adventurer will also enjoy this book. Bravo to Michael Shapiro.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.