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Giving new life to armchair travel for 2002, here are ten unabridged tales on such varied concerns as God and airports; a dangerous Bolivian festival; one perfect meal in Cambodial; the eternal pleasures of Rome, and much more.
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Published October 15th 2002 by Mariner Books
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Bridget
I hated this book. The end.
Tuck
this particular edition is in the H W Wilson Public Library Catalog for outstanding and exemplar writing (or in this case, editing?). i am not sure why this one is and others aren't, or the whole series. but for a great way to read short travel writing these "best american..." can't be beat. This same publisher and "series" is where "best american non-required reading..." is too.
Heather D-n
Found this on Carlos' shelves--a treasure trove. Sometimes, travel writing hinges on, "I went somewhere and it was great." There has to be some sort of internal reflection or story with poignancy to keep me interested. I've found I like a few of these.
Steve Kierstead
Some good stuff, some not so good. Just as you might expect. See my notes in status updates above.

I finished the book just before we left for Maryland a few weeks ago, but failed to update this until now. Life is full.
Joyce
Just so so. Some essays were OK others not at all. Hope this wasn't "the best American travel writing"!
gail
Among my favorites: Throw Junior From the Car and Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Void.
Andrew
A little treasure from the Border's discount bin.
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