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Mike McIntyre

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Mike McIntyre bounced around a lot as a child. As an adult, nothing's changed. He's lived, worked and traveled in eighty countries. His newest book is The Distance Between, a travel memoir about his three decades of wanderlust. His other travelogues are The Wander Year and The Kindness of Strangers, which was featured on Oprah. He's also the author of the crime novel The Scavenger's Daughter. After earning degrees from the University of California, Davis, and the University of Michigan, he turned to journalism, writing for the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. He's a frequent visitor to Scotland, where he indulges his passion for links golf. When not traveling, he lives in San Diego with his wife and cat.

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The Kindness of Strangers

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More of Mike's books…
“Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.”
Mike McIntyre, The Kindness of Strangers

“I’m forced to rethink my feelings toward cops. I guess they’re not all bad. After all, I did travel all the way to North Carolina before getting hassled by one.”
Mike McIntyre, The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America

“I’m reminded that no matter how hard we try, nothing we do is in a vacuum.”
Mike McIntyre, The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America

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