Sunday, January 17, 2010

Without Reservations

Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman by Alice Steinbach

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a good book. Alot less about life, places and customs than I was expecting and more introspective. The author used her travels to find meaning to her own life. This book was very well written.

Pub. Date: March 2002

Synopsis: "In many ways, I was an independent woman," writes Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Alice Steinbach. “For years I’d made my own choices, paid my own bills, shoveled my own snow.” But somehow she had become dependent in quite another way. “I had fallen into the habit of defining myself in terms of who I was to other people and what they expected of me.” But who was she away from the people and things that defined her? In this exquisite book, Steinbach searches for the answer to this question in some of the most beautiful and exciting places in the world: Paris, where she finds a soul mate; Oxford, where she takes a course on the English village; Milan, where she befriends a young woman about to be married. Beautifully illustrated with postcards from Steinbach’s journeys, this revealing and witty book transports you into a fascinating inner and outer journey, an unforgettable voyage of discovery.

Recommended Reading:
Educating Alice by Alice Steinbach
Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Gelman
A Thousand Days in Tuscany by Marlena De Blasi
Immoveable Feast by John Baxter

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