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Lonely Planet The Kindness of Strangers (Lonely Planet Travel Literature) by [Tim Cahill, Dave Eggers, Don George, Jan Morris, Simon Winchester]

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LONELY PLANET aims to cater for every independent traveller, whatever the destination, whatever the style of travel and whatever the phase of the journey. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00WYIX6UC
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lonely Planet; 3rd edition (May 1, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 1, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1879 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 260 pages
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Laurie McAndish King

Laurie McAndish King writes about 20-foot-long Australian earthworms, being rescued from a kidnapper in Tunisia, and an Ivy League astrophysicist’s explanation of how flying saucers are powered—not your typical travel writing. That’s probably why Kirkus Reviews hails her as “an author with an eye for the quirky.” Her stories—poignant, insightful and often quite funny—are always inspiring and entertaining.

King’s award-winning essays and photography have appeared in Smithsonian magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Travelers’ Tales’ The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Lonely Planet’s The Kindness of Strangers, and other magazines and literary anthologies.

Laurie grew up in rural Iowa, studied biology and philosophy at Cornell College, and has traveled in forty countries. She observes with an eye for natural science, and writes with the heart of a philosopher. Her most recent book, “An Elephant Ate My Arm: More True Stories from a Curious Traveler,” will be published in May, 2021.

The second of the three-book “Curious Traveler” series, “Your Crocodile has Arrived: More True Stories from a Curious Traveler,” was called “thoroughly engrossing” by the Midwest Book Review and earned a first-place Independent Press Award.

A story in King’s first book, “Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive, True Stories from a Curious Traveler” won a Lowell Thomas Gold Award—the highest honor in American travel writing. This book also won honors from the North American Book Awards, the San Francisco Book Festival, and others.

Laurie also wrote An Erotic Alphabet (for which she was dubbed “The Shel Silverstein of Erotica”) and co-edited two books in the Hot Flashes Sexy Little Stories and Poems series. She lives in northern California.

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