All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft

Geraldine DeRuiter. Public Affairs, $25 (288p) ISBN 978-1-61039-763-6
Getting laid off from a job she adored opened the door to the blogosphere for DeRuiter, as she explains this irreverent, yet warm-hearted memoir. Readers of her blog the Everywhereist will be familiar with the author’s style of using her personality quirks and health issues as the foundation for her conversation with the reader and revelations on life. “I hail from a long, nervous line of hypochondriacs,” DeRuiter explains. Being afraid of travel and lacking a sense of direction haven’t hindered her but rather helped her explore the world. “So, if there is any advice I could dispense, it would be this: it’s absolutely incredible the things you can learn from not having a clue about where you’re going.” Her intimate memoir chronicles her adventures during the seven years she spent crisscrossing the globe, learning to understand and accept quirky family members. The author delves into her relationship with a workaholic-but-loving husband and a serious health crisis. DeRuiter’s memoir is a light-hearted look at travel and learning to live life to the fullest each day, even if you not quite sure where you are going. (May)
Reviewed on: 01/09/2017
Release date: 05/01/2017
Genre: Nonfiction
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