This collection of wide-ranging essays from the New York Timesâ€“bestselling travel writer is â€śa steamer trunk full of delightsâ€ť (Chicago Sun-Times).
This collection of decidedly opinionated articles, essays, and ruminations, by the author of My Other Life and Kowloon Tong, transports the reader not only to exotic, unexpected places in the world but also into the interior life of the writer himself. Whether it is his time serving in the Peace Corps, his memorable interview with tennis star John McEnroe, bearing witness to the uprising in Uganda, or the debt he owes to his mentor, V. S. Naipaul, Theroux approaches each subject with characteristic intelligence, insight, and an eye for lifeâ€™s great ironies.
Over the course of two decades, Paul Theroux gathers people, places, and ideas in precise, evocative writing that â€śserves as both the camera and the eye, and both the details and the illusions are developed with brillianceâ€ť (Time).
â€śWhat makes Mr. Theroux most persuasive as a writer is simply his willingness to put himself on the line. . . . Gusty, personal, and astonishing.â€ť â€”The New York Times
â€śThese pieces prove anew Therouxâ€™s unflagging, infectious enthusiams [sic] for exploring.â€ť â€”Kirkus Reviews