Gayle Forman goes where others fear to tread. As a freelance reporter she seeks out stories from people on the edges. So when her husband suggests an escape from their cramped Hell's Kitchen apartment for an extended trip around the world, she agrees-on the condition that they stick to the fringes.
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About the Author
GAYLE FORMAN is an award-winning investigative journalist who has traveled the world to report for such publications as the New York Times Magazine, The Nation, Glamour, Elle, and Seventeen. She lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
|Invitation to a Shrinking World||3|
|You Can't Get There from Here: U.S. to Tonga-January-February||9|
|Sex, Love, and Bouillabaisse||13|
|You Can't Get There from Here: Tonga to China-February||51|
|You Can't Get There from Here: China to Cambodia-April||91|
|The Erudite Urchins||95|
|You Can't Get There from Here: Cambodia to India-June-July||131|
|Bhagwans and Born-Agains in Bollywood||134|
|You Can't Get There from Here: India to Kazakhstan-September||169|
|Hobbits on the Silk Road||173|
|You Can't Get There from Here: Kazakhstan to Tanzania-October||209|
|You Can't Get There from Here: Tanzanla to South Africa-November||243|
|Welcome to the Family||247|
|You Can't Get There from Here: South Africa to the Netherlands-December||281|
|You Can Get There from Here: The Netherlands to Home-January||319|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gayle and then boyfriend (now husband) decide to pack in their groovy life and travel around the world for a year. She and boyfriend seperate and come together, and this is her travelogue of meeting interesting and unusual people along the way.
Traveling around the world and seeking out the fringe societies within each society. Very entertaining. I enjoyed Bollywood and the fakaleiti of Tongo the most, but the entire book is great.
I devoured this book. Every sentence dove tails into the next. Her observations are as riveting as the communities she visits. I wait eagerly for my vicarious next globe trop with the coolest wierd girl in print.
The theme of this book, according to the subtitle and the introduction, is the effect of globalization on more remote communities. However, that theme was not developed and got lost after the first chapter. The real theme was achieving the sense of community in different places through the world and as an isolated world traveler.