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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Book Review: Wanderlust



The full name of this book is Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents and I started it while we were on our honeymoon.  I wasn't able to finish it as I started it the night before we left to come home but I did finish it earlier this week.  This was a nonfiction book based on the early life (18-35) of the author and it was about her life long patterns of traveling and love.  She really has some issues that she never realizes until close to the end of the book and she really just swallows them and doesn't ever really "deal" with them.  I finished this book wanting more and not because it was so good but because I felt like I never got any real answers.  I did enjoy reading the book as I can relate to the author in certain ways but not fully.  I will definitely be researching her more on my own to figure out the answers to the lingering questions that I have after finishing the book.  Again not the best book but I also am not a big fan of nonfiction so I consider it a fete to have finished it at all.  Give it a whirl and see what you think...the Amazon synopsis is below.  



Spanning 15 years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves's insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. In the jungles of Papua New Guinea, she loses herself—literally—to an Australian tour guide; in Cairo, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, only to discover the beginning of a pattern that will characterize her life over the long-term: while long-distance relationships work well for her, traditional relationships do not.

Wanderlust, however, is more than a chronological conquest of men and countries: at its core, it's a journey of self-discovery. In the course of her travels, Eaves finds herself and the sense of home she's been lacking since childhood—and she sheds light on a growing culture of young women who have the freedom and inclination to define their own, increasingly global, lifestyles, unfettered by traditional roles and conventions of past generations of women.


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