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Not Now, Voyager: A Memoir Hardcover – May 1, 2009
"As Schwartz understands, it is not the outer voyage but the inner one that matters." Los Angeles Times
"Charmingly idiosyncratic." Kirkus Reviews
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In spite of her claimed distaste for travel, Schwartz has done more than her share. We find her in Rome, Greece, Miami, Mexico, Africa, Jamaica, as well as all over the US and Canada. One begins to suspect that if she was so weary of travel, she would stop. In the end, you might conclude that she dislikes the tedious parts of travel -- the hassle of airport security, the missed connections, the bad weather. Well sure, we all hate that, but that's the stuff that you tend to forget later, unless it was really spectacularly bad.
This short memoir is curiously structured like a trip, with departures near the beginning, recollections of "being there" in the middle of the book, and homecomings at the end.
Schwartz admits that her disillusionment with travel may be a passing mood. Memories of her mother singing sultry songs onstage in Catskills, of her friend Stanley Elkin's bizarre hotel soap obsession, of learning to speak Italian while in Rome make this a memoir that celebrates travel, or at least can't resist it. Protest all you want, Schwartz, I'll bet you're planning your next trip right now.