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.
A totally vapid personality without a shred of introspection takes us on a journey with his equally bland brother as they travel to some fascinating places without one interesting... Read morePublished 1 month ago by suzanne p. gutterson
Franz Wisner is an engaging author. I especially enjoyed the parts of this novel where he talks about his relationships with his former fiance, brother and step-grandmother. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Julie MacCarthy
Well written, interesting and inspirational for those who feel trapped by the mediocrity of everyday, normal life. Think I'm gonna start looking at the map!Published 1 month ago by Gayl
I still didn't finish the book, the first reason I bought it is because I wanted to improve my English reading skill, it have some hard vocabulary for me, but that's what I need. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rawan
This book reads like something that was self-published and distributed to the author's frat brothers. Read morePublished 6 months ago by contigo
As a humanities graduate, seldom do I take to a memoir-- especially from an unknown. The very next day after completing the book, I was compelled to buy its counterpart.Published 8 months ago by Jenny
Great read, especially if you love travel to foreign places/ third world countries....What a great way for adult brothers to reacquaint and for us Westerners to see how wonderful... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gail W
Loved watching the character growth and transformation in this book. (Semi-spoiler alert...it happens in the first chapter..so get over it...The book goes on from there, but... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gigi
Boy this is a funny book
The story is delighful and has some great twists in in
Plus it makes you think about what is important in life