Wanderlust by Elisabeth Eaves
A Love Affair with Five Continents

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In this era of narcissism, where having bad parents or doing a little blow or getting divorced is cause for memoir, Eaves’ book reminds why we care about other people’s lives in the first place — especially if that life includes backpacking through the desert for no real reason other than possibility.
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Spanning fifteen years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves’s insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. In the jungles of Papua New Guinea, she loses herself—literally—to an Australian tour guide; in Cairo, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, only to discover the beginning of a pattern that will characterize her life over the long-term: while long-distance relationships work well for her, traditional relationships do not.

Wanderlust, however, is more than a chronological conquest of men and countries: at its core, it’s a journey of self-discovery. In the course of her travels, Eaves finds herself and the sense of home she’s been lacking since childhood—and she sheds light on a growing culture of young women who have the freedom and inclination to define their own, increasingly global, lifestyles, unfettered by traditional roles and conventions of past generations of women.
 

About Elisabeth Eaves

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Elisabeth Eaves was born and raised in Vancouver. She has a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and has worked as a journalist for Reuters. She lives in New York City.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published May 24, 2011 by Seal Press. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Kate Carraway on Jun 24 2011

In this era of narcissism, where having bad parents or doing a little blow or getting divorced is cause for memoir, Eaves’ book reminds why we care about other people’s lives in the first place — especially if that life includes backpacking through the desert for no real reason other than possibility.

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