The Turk Who Loved Apples by Matt Gross
And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World

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Though The Turk Who Loved Apples has potential...this book ultimately disappoints.
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While writing his celebrated Frugal Traveler column for the New York Times, Matt Gross began to feel hemmed in by its focus on what he thought of as “traveling on the cheap at all costs.” When his editor offered him the opportunity to do something less structured, the Getting Lost series was born, and Gross began a more immersive form of travel that allowed him to “lose his way all over the globe”—from developing-world megalopolises to venerable European capitals, from American sprawl to Asian archipelagos. And that’s what the never-before-published material in The Turk Who Loved Apples is all about: breaking free of the constraints of modern travel and letting the place itself guide you. It’s a variety of travel you’ll love to experience vicariously through Matt Gross—and maybe even be inspired to try for yourself.
 

About Matt Gross

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Matt Gross has written nearly 200 articles for the New York Times Travel section. He lives in Brooklyn.
 
Published April 23, 2013 by Da Capo Press. 291 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Mar 23 2013

A tamer version of Anthony Bourdain, Gross enthusiastically juggles food, wanderlust and a passion for foreign culture.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on May 20 2013

Reflections...keep Gross's work from getting too self-involved and add substance to what could have been one travel writer's self-indulgent catch-all.

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NY Journal of Books

Below average
Reviewed by Robbi Nester on Apr 23 2013

Though The Turk Who Loved Apples has potential...this book ultimately disappoints.

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