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Love and Other U-Turns

3.15  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
What could possibly drive a latte-loving city girl to throw out all her new shoes and move into the passenger seat of a beat-up Mazda with dodgy air conditioning? This laughter-filled memoir proves that love is the best reason to do anything.
 
When fate decided to connect an inner-city journalist with an unlikely comedian at a wacky astrology night, a few hours was all it t
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Allen Unwin (first published June 1st 2010)
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Devilish
Apr 30, 2013 Devilish rated it it was amazing
Louisa embarks on a road trip with a guy she meets and falls in love with. She is outside her comfort zone. She describes the landscape and the people wonderfully. What particularly resonated was the being a woman in a man's zone, where you can smell the testosterone. I've been in those places. She described it perfectly. Read it just for the description of how she feels in Kalgoorlie. Well, actually, read it for all of the book, but that particularly struck a chord.
Bobbi-Jo Williams
Jul 26, 2011 Bobbi-Jo Williams rated it it was ok
I got half way through the book and when she got to Kalgoorlie Boulder i was so angry on her views on it, that she didnt couldnt have opened her eyes to a bit more then just pub, skimpies and red dirt.

It was a struggle to get through it and now know why i dont read this kind of genre.

I know this is of her opinion of everything in her book and she is a "city girl" but having tunnel vision is not a way to live life!
Monica
Sep 15, 2010 Monica rated it really liked it
Great bio of travelling around Australia, having done a lot of road trips with my husband I could relate! But we didn't rough it. Loved this. Very Australian. Highly recommended.
Lisa
Mar 01, 2011 Lisa rated it it was ok
Shelves: memoirs
Sweet memoir. Find yourself cringing for Lou at every turn. Very admirable life she lead.
Mia Wallace
Jul 09, 2015 Mia Wallace rated it did not like it
What a drag. So self-indulgent. I think she needs therapy not travel. If I were her, I'd give up the writing. It's no coincidence we haven't seen another book from this author. It's like a bad version of Eat Pray Love.
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