All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft by Geraldine DeRuiter

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Read All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft Online Free - Some people are meant to travel the globe, to unwrap its secrets and share them with the world. And some people have no sense of direction, are terrified of pigeons, and get motion sickness from tying their shoes. These people are meant to stay home and eat nachos.
Geraldine DeRuiter is the latter. But she won't let that stop her.
Hilarious, irreverent, and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the years Geraldine spent traveling the world after getting laid off from a job she loved. Those years taught her a great number of things, though the ability to read a map was not one of them. She has only a vague idea of where Russia is, but she now understands her Russian father better than ever before. She learned that what she thought was her mother's functional insanity was actually an equally incurable condition called "being Italian." She learned what it's like to travel the world with someone you already know and love--how that person can help you make sense of things and make far-off places feel like home. She learned about unemployment and brain tumors, lost luggage and lost opportunities, and just getting lost in countless terminals and cabs and hotel lobbies across the globe. And she learned that sometimes you can find yourself exactly where you need to be--even if you aren't quite sure where you are.

Title : All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft
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ISBN : 1610397630
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Amalia rated it ★★★★☆

July 09, 2017

This memoir is one of those cases when the title actually matches the book perfectly. And I mean it in the best way possible. It is a lovely creation, a memoir full of hilarious moments (and some really moving ones) and the most unique travel book I’ve ever read. I tend to be cautious when I choos...

Esil rated it ★★★★☆

April 25, 2017

3.5 stars. All Over the Place is, well, a bit all over the place, but I still quite liked it. I recently read The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World which was a memoir written by a young woman who quit her job and sold her house to go on a long jo...

Cindy rated it ★★★★★

February 05, 2017

All Over the Place had me laughing so hard at times that I had tears streaming down my face. Geraldine DeRuiter has written a travel memoir unlike any other travel memoir that I have read, and the result is fabulous. She writes about both her travels around the world and her own internal journey...

E.P. rated it ★★★★★

March 10, 2017

"All Over the Place" is a travel book, except that the travel is at least as much internal as it is external. Geraldine DeRuiter has transformed her popular blog, The Everywhereist, into a book that chronicles her trajectory from unemployment to travel blogger to brain-tumor-survivor to someone w...

E rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 23, 2018

Am I the only one who found the author's constant, constant heavy handed 'humorous' self deprecation a huge turn-off? Woman, you are writing a book, have (as we hear so very, very much) found a perfect partner, have an extremely successful blog-- but you consistently describe yourself as though y...

Thomas rated it ★★★★☆

August 10, 2017

That's one of the great things about marriage. At some point, your beloved will inevitably find you mostly naked, shower-capped, and furiously plunging away, and they'll just hand you a bag of cleaning supplies without comment I'd never heard about the author or her blog before, but was so smitten...

Robin rated it ★★★★★

April 01, 2017

I expected more of a travelogue about the places DeRuiter's been and what she's seen (and how many time she got lost) but this wasn't so much about travel as much of a candid memoir about the author's personal growth and marriage. The title "All over the Place" could also describe not only where...

Lianna rated it ★★★★☆

June 25, 2017

More about some guy named Rand (short for Randall?), toilet troubles and snacks than travel. Still, pretty entertaining.

Alexis rated it ★★★★☆

July 30, 2017

Discovered Geraldine DeRuiter after I googled my guide for a township tour and found out that we'd taken the same tour. I promptly went and read all her blog entries about South Africa. She's a funny, witty writer who concentrates on the wonder of the world, and her connection with other people....

Amy rated it ★★★★★

June 05, 2017

I devoured this book. As a long time fan of the author's blog The Everywhereist, I have followed Geraldine's (mis)adventures for years, and have enjoyed them all immensely. Her book is no less enjoyable. It is warm and honest and moving and hilarious and BEAUTIFULLY written. It is not, as the aut...

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