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The Size of the World By Jeff Greenwald,

  • Title: The Size of the World
  • Author: Jeff Greenwald
  • ISBN: 9780345405517
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • By the time that travel writer Jeff Greenwald hit his late thirties, he had covered ground than Magellan, Marco Polo, and Columbus combined But he also came to a sobering conclusion airplanes had reduced his exotic explorations to a series of long commutes So he set out to rediscover the mass, the gravity, and the size of the world His mission to circle the earthBy the time that travel writer Jeff Greenwald hit his late thirties, he had covered ground than Magellan, Marco Polo, and Columbus combined But he also came to a sobering conclusion airplanes had reduced his exotic explorations to a series of long commutes So he set out to rediscover the mass, the gravity, and the size of the world His mission to circle the earth without leaving its surface.What followed was a remarkable odyssey, as Greenwald scaled an active volcano in Guatemala, rode a rat infested ferry across the Persian Gulf, dropped by Paul Bowles s flat unannounced, saved a baby snow leopard in Tibet, and spent his fortieth birthday marooned in the Sahara And no matter where he found himself, he sent reports of his exploits from his ever faithful laptop to the screens of thousands of eager Internet readers A pilgrimage both hilarious and harrowing, insightful and wise, The Size of the World takes you on an adventure you will never forget.
    The Size of the World By the time that travel writer Jeff Greenwald hit his late thirties he had covered ground than Magellan Marco Polo and Columbus combined But he also came to a sobering conclusion airplanes had redu

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    1. I did enjoy this travelogue I have a particular weakness for travelogues However, I would have enjoyed this a lot if there was less talk about the author s flaccid middle age peen I m reading a nice description about a Mali city and the Peace Corps volunteer he met there, and then boom Our dude is narrating how he would love to rip her clothes off and violently fuck her in the middle of the street I can only imagine how the poor woman must have felt if she ever read the book He does this with b [...]

    2. Jeff Greenwald is a travel writer who, looking at his life as he approached his 40th birthday, found that he was spending too much time in airports and not enough time having genuine travel experiences So he decided to travel around the world by land and sea no airplanes allowed I love Jeff s mix of humor, spirituality, and understandable kvetching and his powers of observation The book is often funny and at times deeply moving Also, with such a wide range of experiences and locales, it s a good [...]

    3. 1 3rd of the way though this book I realized I hated all of the characters I kept reading it in the hopes some tragedy befell them Sadly, it did not.

    4. I must say I enjoyed it I think I enjoyed it because I read it like the trip it describes It was a very long and very slow trip, so I took a very long and very slow time reading it I kept reading other things in between So whenever I came back to it I was refreshed and not bored by JG s voice or the things he described.Sometimes it did seem like a bit too much Asia And I wasn t particularly fond of Sally, but she wasn t in it much This is an interesting book for people who suffer from wanderlust [...]

    5. this is the first book with which I was ever conscious that it had made an impact on me.I was a science nerd at the time but I got it with a Barnes and Noble gift card from Christmas maybe it was the situation in which I bought it it was my first time going to the barnes and noble at hawthorne mallI told my dad on the way home that I could just hide out behind the shelves until they closed and then live thereey had comfy chairs, there was a cafe, bathrooms, books I was completely enad I had no i [...]

    6. Greenwald travels around the world close to the equator with his HP donated laptop It s a good book Greenwald is a deft and elqouent writer However, he s one of the reasons I didn t become a travel writer I took a travel writing seminar with him and several other writers during which he complained constantly about how little he was paid and how difficult the lifestyle is, very understandably That didn t really bother me, I was still interested I thought he make a good mentor He s a good writer y [...]

    7. I liked his travels, the concept, but I wasn t fond of him as an author or main character He has a very annoying habit of quoting or making reference to things that are not easily accessible, which gives him a definite air of pretension And all those references were not necessary to the story so I found it a hindrance I definitely would have no desire to hang out with him Of course this book was written in 1994 which makes him about the age of my parents, so maybe that s just him being a Boomer [...]

    8. This book about a trip around the world, taken in late Dec 1993 Sept 1994, is fascinating It was undertaken in the pre 9 11 world, security wise, but many of the same problems still exist The premise of Jeff s trip was to circumnavigate the world via the ground or via ocean, and not take any air travel That created problems along the way, and he ran into many who couldn t understand his reluctance for air travel It started out slow, but I couldn t wait to get back to it every night Great travel [...]

    9. I had some problems with the narrator of this book, but the content and subject matter overshadowed this in the end Somehow it s reassuring to read the story of a man trying to circumnavigate the globe without leaving its surface during his mid life crisis with only his ex girlfriend who is seeking her Indian guru for company while you are stuck in the Jet Blue terminal at JFK The journey takes him to some fantastic places, raises some interesting questions, and made me feel nostalgic for a pre [...]

    10. I would never want to go on the journey that Jeff Greenwald did in this book I like creature comforts too much And I like my tongue to stay pink, not black read the book to see what I mean However, reading about someone else taking this journey was certainly interesting Greenwald s writing style is easy and entertaining His ideas are insightful.

    11. This book follows the author on his journey around the world, a journey made all the arduous as he is commissioned to do so without ever leaving the surface of the earth No air travel makes for a long trip, but also offers allowed this modern day traveler insight into the logistics of how hard traveling used to be.

    12. I flat out adored this book From page 1, the author s humble approach to travel captivates Greenwald brings a vast planet down to human scale and gently expands human purposes out into the infinity of time.

    13. awesome a bit heavy on the religious extrapolations but over all i like it, i would love to go around the world like that

    14. I read this book many years ago while my husband and I backpacked through Europe for 3 months Really enjoyed this book

    15. I read this a few years ago It is an account of the authors travel around the world mostly by land without flying A quick and enjoyable read, very humorous and fun.

    16. Guy travels around the world without airplanes Very interesting adventures Scary, exciting, annoying, difficult, transformative, etc I liked this a lot.

    17. I didn t find this book super suspenseful, but I did like the author and appreciated his honesty and soul searching during a 7 month trip around the world without taking a single airplane flight.

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