Author: Alexandra Paucescu
Summary: Alexandra Paucescu is an educated Romanian woman who, by the age of 30, sees her whole life changing completely, as she marries a diplomat and embarks on a life long journey as a trailing diplomatic spouse.
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Author: Eniola Aluko
Summary: First class honors law degree. 102 appearances for England women’s national football team. First female pundit on Match of the Day. UN Women UK ambassador. Guardian columnist.
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Author: David Fromm
Summary: When Dave Fromm graduated from college with good grades and high LSAT scores, he planned to apply to law school. But he actually wasn’t that sure he wanted to go, at least not right away. A few years earlier, he’d been to Prague for a vacation and played a game of pickup basketball there. He was a decent basketball player, though not good enough to make the team at Boston College either time he’d tried out.
Continue reading “Expatriate Games: My Season of Misadventures in Czech Semi-Pro Basketball”
Author: Susan Straight
Summary: In inland Southern California, near the desert and the Mexican border, Susan Straight, a white self-proclaimed book nerd, and Dwayne Sims, an African American basketball player, started dating in high school. After college, they married and drove to Amherst, Massachusetts, where Straight met her teacher and mentor, James Baldwin, who encouraged her to write. Continue reading “In the Country of Women”
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Summary: From the star of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain’s New York Times-bestselling chronicle of traveling the world in search the globe’s greatest culinary adventures. Continue reading “A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines”
Author: Bill Bryson
Summary: Bill Bryson’s first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. Fluent in, oh, at least one language, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before. Continue reading “Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe”