The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem

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Price
$15.99  $14.87
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.34 X 8.01 X 0.85 inches | 0.83 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061946462

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About the Author

Ken Budd has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Smithsonian, and many more. His work appears in the 2020 edition of The Best American Travel Writing. Ken lives in Burke, Virginia, near Washington, D.C.

Reviews

"One of the best-written travel memoirs...this book spins a compelling yarn, linking six varied experiences into a cohesive narrative. Recommended for anyone who has been, or is interested in becoming, a 'voluntourist.' " -- Library Journal

"Readers of this unique travel memoir will undoubtedly be inspired to take a voluntour of their own, and the author includes helpful tips on how to do just that." -- Booklist

"A solid introduction to the world of volunteer tourism and a pleasant diversion for those who don't mind a wandering road." -- Kirkus Reviews

"In his sincere and subtly written memoir, Budd gracefully--and often humorously--records how he changes 'emotionally, physically, spiritually' as he travels to work with 'people with real problems and different perspectives.'" -- Publishers Weekly

"Heart-warming...tempered with exactly the right amount of acerbic wit...Unless you're comfortable laughing loudly in publis, you don't want to read this on your daily commute." -- Vertge Magazine

"For those of you who haven't read Ken's book yet, get your copy NOW! It's really that good." -- Jae-Ha Kim, syndicated travel columnist, Chicago Tribune

"Funny, touching, insightful and compelling." -- The U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy

"Lively...Entertaining...The author's intelligence and autobiographical honesty engage the reader...Budd is a skilled writer with a good ear for dialogue." -- PerceptiveTravel.com