You Can't Get There from Here: A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World

You Can't Get There from Here: A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World

by Gayle Forman

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594860379
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 04/02/2005
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.19(d)

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 World3
You Can't Get There from Here: U.S. to Tonga-January-February9
Sex, Love, and Bouillabaisse13
You Can't Get There from Here: Tonga to China-February51
Chinglish Lessons54
You Can't Get There from Here: China to Cambodia-April91
The Erudite Urchins95
You Can't Get There from Here: Cambodia to India-June-July131
Bhagwans and Born-Agains in Bollywood134
You Can't Get There from Here: India to Kazakhstan-September169
Hobbits on the Silk Road173
You Can't Get There from Here: Kazakhstan to Tanzania-October209
Raparound212
You Can't Get There from Here: Tanzanla to South Africa-November243
Welcome to the Family247
You Can't Get There from Here: South Africa to the Netherlands-December281
Laid Off282
You Can Get There from Here: The Netherlands to Home-January319
Acknowledgments324

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You Can't Get There from Here: A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
coolmama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
bookwormteri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.