The Best American Travel Writing

The Best American Travel Writing


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A collection of the year’s best travel writing.

In his introduction, guest editor Andrew McCarthy says that the best travel writing is “the anonymous and solitary traveler capturing a moment in time and place, giving meaning to his or her travels.” The stories in The Best American Travel Writing 2015 demonstrate just that spirit, whether it is the story of a marine returning to Iraq a decade after his deployment, a writer retracing the footsteps of humanity as it spread from Africa throughout the world, or looking for love on a physics-themed cruise down the Rhone River. No matter what the subject, the writers featured in this volume boldly call out, “Yes, this matters. Follow me!”
The Best American Travel Writing 2015 includes

Iris Smyles, Paul Theroux, Christopher Solomon
Patricia Marx, Kevin Baker, Benjamin Busch, Maud Newton
Gary Shteyngart, Paul Salopek, 
and others

ANDREW MCCARTHY, guest editor, is the author of the New York Times best-selling travel memoir The Longest Way Home. He has served as an editor at large at National Geographic Traveler and been named travel journalist of the year by the Society of American Travel Writers. He is also an actor and director.

JASON WILSON, series editor, is the author of Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits and the digital wine series Planet of the Grapes. He has written for the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Daily News, and many other publications. He is the founding editor of The Smart Set and Table Matters.

Baker & Taylor
The "New York Times" best-selling author of "The Longest Way Home" has selected a far-ranging collection of the best travel writing published in 2014. Original. 25,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2015, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
ISBN: 9780544569645
ISSN: 1530-1516
Branch Call Number: 910.4 BES 2015
Characteristics: xix, 360 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Jason 1974-
McCarthy, Andrew 1962-


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Dec 29, 2015

Spotty collection at best. Evidences the change travel writing has undergone with the advent of the Internet. I read hoping to be inspired, intrigued, or encouraged to travel. Many of the essays are more like meandering sketches of travelers grasping for something novel with little insight or meaning. Disappointing collection.


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