Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Honeymoon with My Brother: A Memoir Paperback – February 7, 2006
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Both inspired and desperate, the two quit their jobs, sold their houses, gave away their belongings, and traveled the world for two years, romping through Europe in a newly purchased Saab, then hitting the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. Along the way, Wisner got to know his brother in a way he never had ("Kurt had become ... my new best friend") and fought to move past his failed relationship.
Wisner's story is straightforward, heartfelt, and highly readable--though without any true, biting insights--and should connect with readers who've gone through a breakup, career change, or midlife crisis, or fantasized about quitting the rat race. His best travel tip? Throw away the guidebooks, and talk to the locals instead. --Andy Boynton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
More About the Author
He is the New York Times bestselling author of HONEYMOON WITH MY BROTHER, a memoir of the two-year, 53-country honeymoon he took with his younger brother Kurt after being left at the altar by his fiancee; and the recently released HOW THE WORLD MAKES LOVE, a look at dating, marriage, sex, and romance around the planet.
Franz and his honeymooning brother have appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, and Fox News, among others. He has also penned essays for NPR, Redbook, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Toronto Globe and Mail, and Coast Magazine.
Top Customer Reviews
Boy was I wrong.
"Honeymoon" took me for a ride, through California politics and business, then to the altar where Franz, the author, got dumped. Instead of becoming a sour puss, he took Kurt, his estranged brother on his non-refundable honeymoon that lasted for two years. Together they reconnected and shared their dispatches to a bunch of envious desk jockeys back home. Their grandmother gave them the ultimate approval--she was the glue.
I get weird responses whenever I recommend this book to my male buddies, especially Marines. But I'll continue to do so because it's funny, it's personal and it's adventurous. Live a little. Life is short. Never look back. Look for the movie and a sequel in the near future.
As another reviewer said, don't judge the brothers because they have money. They had fun....how many of us can say that we just had a wonderful and fun experience (for 2 years)? Their travel into and insight on lesser known countries was so interesting. The way the brothers reconnect is inspiring.
Hopefully I will be able to travel vicariously through the brothers again and again.
Lastly, Annie made a BIG MISTAKE!
So off he goes around the world with his brother and we learn more about his character: If you aren't a member of elite lounge in the airport, just brazen your way in--you're male, good looking, have a high end watch, and you're white. No problem! There's a long line at customs--two hundred people. Just barge your way to the front and cut in. No problem! He screws women in cultures about which he is totally ignorant and then is offended if they a)ask for money or b) stick around after he is bored (which is soon). No problem!--he just blows them off. Beggars? No problem!--after all they're all fakes, right? He gives numerous hints for making fun of them, getting rid of them, etc. everything but giving them anything.
He loves Africa: the people are suffering horribly but they're still cheerful, still have some fun. Perfect! It means it's no problem!
I find it discouraging that no other reviewer seemed bothered by this stuff.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this a long time ago, and it is the reason I'm an avid reader of travel writing. This will make a great gift for someone special or even a friend!Published 3 months ago by Roselle
Great book. Almost like a journal. Jumps around a bit for flashbacks but overall I really enjoyed reading it. Gave me a new perspective on life.Published 5 months ago by Jeff Steffens
This was a very interesting read, but not necessarily a "page turner". I thought it was well written and held my interest. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sally C
Wow, what a journey. I felt like I went along for the ride. 52 countries. Comical and honest. Great book. I think I will read his new one as I felt I got to know him. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Teri Rowell
I don't remember buying this book yet found it on one of my overstuffed bookshelves. I just finished it and LOVED it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Pascale Poitras