A Round-the-World Journey to Invite a Stranger Home
One of my favorite reviews said "Take Me With You is no less than a page-turner of a travel memoir." There is indeed an element of surprise - the reader does not know, until the end, which of the people portrayed in the book will be receiving the surprise of a lifetime. I hate it when I, or others, blow the surprise, but it's getting more difficult all the time. The book has received quite a bit of media attention, and during our trip across America my friend and I appeared on television and radio and in newspapers many times. Still, I try not to give away the ending, and if you are a potential reader, I invite you to not visit the Dispatches section, which is my electronic diary account of our taxicab trip across the States. Just read the darned book, please and thank you.
Warning! Please don't read this unless you already know how the book ends - reading further will blow the surprise. If you haven't read the book: Stop! Go Back! I'm serious. Please. Otherwise click here for more information about the $100 reward.
Travelers' Tales published the lovely hardback version in September, 2000 (before our trip across the States - this version does not have the afterword). Travelers' Tales graciously donated 100 books to my friend when he was here, and he and I have both signed them, and some copies are still available for $50 each.
My current favorite, however, is the Random House-UK paperback, published in June, 2002, both because I believe it has one of the most striking book covers I have ever seen, and because it has become a minor best seller in the UK. God Save the Queen! Amazon-UK will deliver a copy to your door in three or four days for about $16 (click here).
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Of Other Interest
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- San Francisco Chronicle, June 12, 2001
- Christian Science Monitor, June 18, 2001
- CBC Radio: "As It Happens," July 4, 2001
- NPR: "All Things Considered," July 8, 2001
- Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 8, 2001