All Over the Place

All Over the Place

Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft

Book - 2017
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All Over the Place chronicles the five-year period that kicked off when Geraldine got laid off from a job she loved and took off to travel the world. 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 understands her Russian father now better than ever before. She learned that at least half of what she thought was her mother's functional insanity was actually an equally incurable condition called "being Italian." She learned about unemployment and brain tumors and lost luggage and lost opportunities and just getting lost, in countless terminals and cabs and hotel lobbies across the globe. And 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 can, by some sort of alchemy, make foreign cities and far-off places feel like home
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781610397636
Branch Call Number: B D449
Characteristics: 274 pages ; 22 cm


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Aug 20, 2018

A collection of random travel stories from the author's experience; rather disjointed but entertaining and written with humor.

Dec 09, 2017

Not much travel here. Nearly every chapter goes over how wonderful the writers husband is and relates every day accounts of her personal life. I found it a struggle to finish.

Nov 26, 2017

5:30 am Sunday morning. Can't sleep, too cold to get up. Reach for phone to keep reading this book. Burrow under covers so screen light doesn't wake husband. Start laughing til I cry, tears running down my chin making my t-shirt soggy, trying to silently pound phone into bed instead of guffawing out loud. Thanks, Geraldine, for a great start to my day!

Oct 01, 2017

Geraldine DeRuiter's memoir about her life as a "travel" blogger is extremely funny, very clever, well written and well constructed. Every chapter is an epiphany for the writer and the reader. "All Over The Place" reminds me of Emma Beddington's, "We'll Always Have Paris", just not as personal. If you love language, and a good laugh, you'll love this book.


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