Take Me With You

Take Me With You

A Round-the-world Journey to Invite A Stranger Home

Book - 2000
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"Someday, when I am rich, I am going to invite someone from my travels to visit me in America." Brad Newsham was only 22 when he scribbled this note in his journal with "only an immature sense of the staying power of ideas." Years later, this casual prophecy came true, and Newsham documents the events that led up to it in Take Me with You. This is the sweet story of his 100-day journey through the Philippines, India, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, as he seeks just the right person to bring to America. The book covers a wide geography not just of land, but also of spirit. "Brilliant, sharp, unswerving travel writing by a man skilled at letting the scales fall from his eyes; it is a memoir of travel seen through time and resolve - in short, a wonderful book." - Herbert Gold, author of Bohemia, Daughter Mine, and Best Nightmare on Earth
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Travelers' Tales, c2000.
ISBN: 9781885211514
1885211511
Branch Call Number: 910.41 New 3701 1
Characteristics: xiii, 353 pages : illustrations, map.

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 22, 2014

What gives this page-turner of a travel memoir its interest is the spirit of innocent generosity that inspires it. Newsham sets out on a 100 day journey round the world challenging himself to find a stranger whom he will one day invite to America. This entertaining account will change how you travel and observe the rest of the world.

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