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The Worrier's Guide to the End of the World: Love, Loss, and Other Catastrophes--through Italy, India, and Beyond Paperback – September 5, 2017
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"Like so many of us, Torre DeRoche is wracked with fear, doubt, uncertainty, anxiety; unlike so many of us DeRoche figured she might as well walk 250 miles through India. Which she does, with humor, grace, insight and a fair amount of grit, too, in this lovely and wholly uplifting account of confronting our fears... Luckily (and always enviously) in The Worrier's Guide to the End of the World we get to tag along."
--- Carl Hoffman, bestselling author of Savage Harvest
"Torre's managed to write a witty and engrossing tale of loss, pain, and transformation that captivates the reader as magically as her first book. Like her previous work, I couldn't put it down! I highly recommend it!"
--- Matt Kepnes, New York Times Bestselling Author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day
"A moving account of conquering fears while walking a pilgrim's path. Also funny as f@#k."
--- Janice MacLeod, author of New York Times bestseller Paris Letters
"Each journey provides valuable lessons about embracing the unexpected and releasing control. DeRoche's writing is conversational and her humor, in shades of black, is copious...a page-turning memoir."
"A pair of fearless female friends team up on a journey through India and Italy in a memoir about courage, loss and resilience."―The New York Post, Required Reading list
"Full of relatable, funny and moving advice for anyone who has longed to see the world but felt that niggling feeling that wants to hold them back. Best of all, it demonstrates that the best way to confront fear is to meet it head on, and to laugh at it along the journey."―BUST.com
About the Author
Torre DeRoche has been published in the travel writing anthology An Innocent Abroad, alongside Cheryl Strayed, Dave Eggars, Sloane Crosley, Pico Iyer, et al. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian Travel, Sydney Morning Herald, and Emirates' Open Skies magazine, as well as a range of digital publications. Her blog fearfuladventurer.com has been profiled in Nat Geo, HelloGiggles.com, and hundreds of websites around the world, including Viator's Top 25 Travel Blogs of 2015.
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This isn't exclusively an adventure memoir. There's a significant element of personal exploration. It's also not a comedy of errors, although there are some great LOLs to be had. The book deals well with emotional tumult, neither aggrandizing the pain nor pretending it doesn't exist. And the introspective passages interweave nicely with the atmospheric elements of the setting. Which is a tough thing to do well.
I'm glad I read "Drowning" first, but yes, "Worrier's Guide" can stand on its own.
Bottom line: I want to read anything this author writes, whether it's blog posts, essays, or books.
a treat to read. It's a page turner and you can hardly put it down. A must read.