Educating Alice by Alice Steinbach
Adventures of a Curious Woman

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Eight years ago, Alice Steinbach, a Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist for the Baltimore Sun, decided to take a break from her life. She took a leave from job, friends, and family for a European journey of self-discovery, and her first book, Without Reservations, was the exquisite result.

But once Steinbach had opened the door to a new way of living, she found herself unwilling to return to the old routine. She quit her job and left home again, only this time her objective was to ?nd a way that would allow her, personally and professionally, to combine three of her greatest passions: learning, traveling, and writing.

This funny and tender book is the result of her decision to roam around the world as an informal student, taking lessons and courses in such things as French cooking in Paris, Border collie training in Scotland, traditional Japanese arts in Kyoto, architecture and art in Havana. With warmth and wit, Steinbach guides us through the pleasures and perils of discovering how to be a student again. Along the way, she also learns the true value of this second chance at educating herself: the opportunity to connect with and learn from the people she meets on her journey.

From the Hardcover edition.

About Alice Steinbach

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Alice Steinbach, whose work at the Baltimore Sun was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 1985, has been a freelance writer since 1999. She was appointed the 1998-1999 McGraw Professor of Writing at Princeton University and is currently a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.From the Hardcover edition.
Published April 2, 2009 by Random House. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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Alice Steinbach's childhood hero was none other than Nancy Drew ---.

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It’s so short, you could read it in a night or read it first before the rest of the book and come back to it again later.

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Story Circle Book Reviews

If you love to travel, love to learn, or love great writing, Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman, is just the book for you.

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