Gayle Forman: You Can't Get There from Here A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World



A baby and need courage but I admire that ability in them and thus why I enjoyed reading this so much Not as good as I had hoped Foolishly I read some reviews when I first entered this book I was disconcerted because the ratings f the first reviews to catch my eye were so low I know better than to bias myself like that but I really was not prepared to like GF and braced myself for a whiny self absorbed prat Thankfully GF herself cleared my head Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook of such mean spirited assessments Forthright honest mindfull and alert to the rare angle her message may not appeal to everybody but hers is a thoughtful book not airbrushed for posterity nor plumped with pc sentimentsThis is mypinion that I will supplement with some choice uotes asap I haven t read any f Gayle Forman s YA novels and I can t say they really appeal to me but I did enjoy this non fiction account f her year long trip around the world with her husband prior to having a child and beginning her career in fiction In the various places they visit Forman seeks ut the unusual elements f each society transvestites in Tonga hip hop in Zanzibar a lost tribe f Israel in South Africa role playing Tolkien fans in Kazakhstan The journalistic parts f this book I found very interesting The relationship parts with Forman and her husband struggling to keep their marriage together under the strain Death by Inferior Design of two very different personalities and approaches to traveling were harder to read Great read Learned a little something and now I look forward to reading somef Gayle Forman s ther works Not my normal cup f tea but I ve enjoyed everything else written by this autho. Ck Gayle Forman takes us with her to the mountain hideaways Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945 of Kazakhstan's Tolkien fanatics and inside the townshipsf South Africa's lost tribe f Israel She introduces us to a wild assortment f characters lovelorn Tongan transvestites charismatic Tanzanian rap stars precocious Cambodian street kids ut.

For the most part this is a very entertaining travelogue Forman and her husband went to some very exotic places that you won t read about in a lot f A Philosophy of Cinematic Art other travelogues It held my interested and I learned a lotMy biggest problem is that Forman doesn t come across very likable She spent a lotf the trip whining and complaining particularly The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified odd since she d already done a lotf travel in her life and in the end I felt really bad for her poor husband who was White House Years (Henry Kissingers Memoirs on his first international trip I actually checked to see if they re still married they areOn thether hand when I thought about it I thought it was brave f her to keep all f that in the book when she didn t have to I mean there s a reason I ll never go Scab on The Amazing Race a show I lover write my In a World Created by a Drunken God own travelogue I know I would have my travel meltdowns as well and I d want as few people to know about it as possibleIn the end I admired her for her honesty and decided thatverall it s a pretty good book I enjoy this author a lot so I was looking forward to a different style Indo No Kao of her writing I liked this book a lot because it wasf a memoir and less a story It chronicled her year traveling with her husband and all the different places they visited which were not common places to visit I really enjoyed hearing about some bscure tribes in Tonga r Cambodia Giant Peach Yodel or what not and the interesting dynamicsf different cultures It was really eye Sinai and Zion opening howpen her and her husband are with meeting new people and going ff with them n their wn n random adventures I would be too scared to do this myself and trust people I just met in non first world countries Maybe I In these eight interconnected travel stories journalist Gayle Forman traces the trajectory from her relatively comfortable life in New York's Hell's Kitchen to her sometimes extreme and extremely personal experiences in some f the most exotic spots n earthIn this extraordinary memoir now issued in paperba.

R so why not It was a great book to read in small uick segments I enjoyed her take Iniquity on seeing the world This is a memoirf Gayle Forman s trip around the world with her husband She s a journalist so has a few stories in mind when she embarks n the tour She learns about the Fakaleiti in Tonga a group f men who dress like women and sleep with men but do not consider themselves gay It s a challenge to wrap your head around their completely different world view She also meets up with a Chinese doctor enad with the English language works n a Bollywood movie set plays games with a group f Tolkienists who have taken cos play to another level in Kazakhstan learns about the Lemba Annual Report of the Officers of the Town of Holderness, N. H: Year Ending January 31, 1937 (Classic Reprint) onef the lost Jewish tribes traditions in South Africa and interviews sex workers in the Netherlands I found the book to be somewhat disjointed but the different experiences were definitely interesting I think the fact that it took me two months to read it speaks volumes about how much I enjoyed the book Gayle Forman is Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture: A Plant Design Sourcebook onef my favorite authors I read all her fiction books and when I learnt that she had written a non fiction book many years ago as well it was a instinct buy for meI really enjoyed this book and Formans travel report It was written than 10 years ago so that fact alone realizing how much the world has changed in such a short period f time was very entertainingBut I also learned a lot especially about places and countries where we hear until today not much about in books news r movies I highly recommend this book 455 stars So readable and thought provoking especially since I ve never visited any Livin' de Life of the places she mention. Of work Dutch prostitutes In the artful interplayf these eight lively thoughtful stories she reveals how all The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter of these diverse lives as well asur wn are being inextricably altered by the ever shrinking world that we share Because she writes To forget the humanity in thers is to risk forgetting ne's

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Award winning author and journalist Gayle Forman has written several bestselling novels for young adults including the Just One Series I Was Here Where She Went and the #1 New York Times bestseller If I Stay which has been translated into than 40 languages and in 2014 was adapted into a major motion picture Gayle published Leave Me her first novel starring adults in 2016 and her latest