Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 978-0-7710-8618-2 (0-7710-8618-0)
Pub Date: July 12, 2011
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This beautiful collection of travel wisdom is the perfect gift for any Theroux fan, and will equally delight seasoned travelers, young adventurers, and everyone in between.
Few have traveled more than Paul Theroux, and fewer have crafted the original, perceptive, and entertaining body of work that he has. The Tao of Travel is a departure for him: it's a gift book, a gorgeously illustrated and pithy distillation of quotes about the pleasures and perils of travel by Theroux himself, as well as many other travel writers he admires, including Dervla Murphy, Graham Greene, and Bruce Chatwin. Inspired by the number of readers who have asked him for his favourite travel book, Theroux has artfully selected over 1000 quotes, both historical and contemporary, giving the reader genuine insight into what underlies the travel urge in humans.
Whether it's modes of travel or the art of packing, loneliness or the unexpected kindnesses of strangers, unusual meals in weird places or encountering danger, The Tao of Travel contains a smorgasbord of delights for any travel junkie.
"One of the world's most entertaining travel writers. . . . Follow Theroux wherever he goes; you'll be surprised and enthralled."
— Globe and Mail
"No one writes with Theroux's head-on intensity and raptness."
— Pico Iyer
"[Theroux's] books have enriched the travel literature of this century."
— USA Today
"A masterful and mesmerizing storyteller."
About this Author
PAUL THEROUX is the bestselling author of many books on travel, including The Great Railway Bazaar, Dark Star Safari, and most recently, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star.
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