The Travels of an Independent Woman
By (author) Alice Steinbach
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Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach
Book Description"In many ways, I was an independent woman," writes Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Alice Steinbach. For years I d made my own choices, paid my own bills, shoveled my own snow. But somehow she had become dependent in quite another way. I had fallen into the habit of defining myself in terms of who I was to other people and what they expected of me. But who was she away from the people and things that defined her? In this exquisite book, Steinbach searches for the answer to this question in some of the most beautiful and exciting places in the world: Paris, where she finds a soul mate; Oxford, where she takes a course on the English village; Milan, where she befriends a young woman about to be married. Beautifully illustrated with postcards from Steinbach s journeys, this revealing and witty book transports you into a fascinating inner and outer journey, an unforgettable voyage of discovery. Praise for "Without Reservations: " A rich account of one woman s journey through Europe and into the self. " Us Weekly" I loved going along with Alice Steinbach as she goes off on this rare, wonderful adventure, an escape into discovering herself and some of the truly magical places in this world. DOMINICK DUNNE More than a chronicle of the writer s search for self-discovery, "Without Reservations "is a lovely travelogue. " Chicago Tribune " The best books, like the best vacations, contain unexpected delights, surprises that enrich the soul as well as the senses. This is a book about love, and longing, and the passage of time. It s about hope, and courage, and the resiliency of memory. This book is a feast. "Bon appetit!" " The Des Moines Register " Beautifully written, clear, insightful, thoughtful . . . Steinbach s book should be taken in slowly and savored all the way. " St. Petersburg Times""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375758454
(210mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alice Steinbach
Without Reservations, Paperback (July 2011)
American journalist Alice Steinbach took a year off to live in four cities - Paris, Venice, London and Oxford - when she realized she had entered a new phase of life. Her sons had graduated from college; she had been divorced for a long time; she was a successful journalist. While there was nothing really wrong with her life, she felt restless.
Without Reservations : the Travels of an Independent Woman, Paperback (April 2003)
Imprint. The author takes a year off to travel the world and rediscover what it is like to be an independent woman, without ties and without reservations. As she travels the author sends postcards back to herself relating to her journey of discovery.
Miss Dennis School of Writing, Hardback (January 1996)View all books by Alice Steinbach
A collection of essays, remembrances, and columns which recount the experiences and observations of a divorced, working mother, and express hopes and fears universal to women. It focuses on the big and small things of life the bond between lifelong friends, coming to grips with loss and the quiet, everyday moments between parents and child.
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Author Biography - Alice Steinbach
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."
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