I really enjoyed this book. A successful public relations manager gets dumped by his bride-to-be just days before his wedding, he can't get his deposit money back for his honeymoon trip. He desides to quit his job and take off globe trotting with his brother to heal his broken ego and get closer to his brother at the same time. This was an entertaining read. Good stuff.
I loved the book. It's about two searches, one for self and one of the globe. The latter helps the brothers (especially the eldest) find the first. The travel and truth of it, the fiscal and political state of places most of us will never bother to learn about are wonderful. I look forward to hearing more from the brothers.
Really great book..honestly made me want to grab one of my siblings and set off on a round the world bonding adventure!
A great memoir of two brothers who embarked on a journey around the world... Full of anecdotes and insight about countries that many of us would love the chance the visit, but probably never will. In addition to the tales about the places they visited, the author also explores the changes in himself as a result of this unique experience. Overall, a very good read.
I loved this book! Its a memoir about two brothers reconnecting and traveling the world together.
Sad beginning but turned out positive. I enjoyed reading it. Good story of brotherly bond and love.
Very enjoyable. original idea for a story...I always enjoy novels set in foreign countries; this one went to many different places, explored many cultures. This, along with the developing story line of the brother's relationship, made for an enjoyable read.
It got a bit mired up in details in a few places, but other than that, I found it very interesting. If you liked Eat, Pray, Love..you'll enjoy this!
A fairly enjoyable account of a man who recovers from a break up with his long-term fiance, gets to know his brother, and take a world round trip in the process. Most interesting when he shares what he learned about himself.
I almost didn't finish this book, but I suppose in the end I was glad I did. I felt too much time was spent on the author's history with his would-have-been wife (the first ten or twelve chapters!), and he seemed a little arrogant at times. However, towards the end of the book, I found it more engaging, but I won't say why just in case it may be a spoiler for someone! All in all, it wasn't a waste of time, but I wouldn't 'highly recommend' it either.
I enjoyed reading this book, which fit into two of my favorite literary genres - memoirs & travel writing. It was mostly about the relationship between the author, Franz, and his brother Kurt. They started out fairly distant, and became close over their two year journey around the world. Especially touching were the parts about LaRue - their 99 year old grandmother - who shared the boys' postcards with everyone in her retirement community.
Very beautiful and touching memoir about the bond between two brothers.
After being dumped a few days before his wedding, Franz Wisner still goes through with the wedding--only without the bride part. Realizing that he was in a bad place, he asks his brother, Kurt, if he would like to go on his honeymoon in Costa Rica. Feeling like he didn't know Kurt at all, Franz makes an effort to get to know this blood stranger and attempt to move on with his life. During the trip they come up with the idea to quit their jobs, sell most of their belongings and travel the world for the next year. Crazy? Yes. Necessary? Yes. Throughout the trip (which extends to almost 2 years), Franz and Kurt learn how to really travel (locals, locals, locals) and learn about the world, each other and themselves. They hit Russia, Prague, Indonesia, Syria, Brazil, Thailand, Peru, Nigeria, and many many other countries. Five continents. Wonder what it would be like to drop your life and responsibilities and take off? This is the book for you.
I didn't know how I would feel reading this book. I started reading this almost immediately after experiencing the worst break-up known to man (or so I thought...and still do, kinda). I imagined that he would eventually have to get over Annie, his former fiance, and show me how to do it. Not so much. It was extremely painful to read about how much he still loved her...months out. My future suddenly didn't look so good. But what this book did do was rekindle my travel itch. Made me want to do whatever I can to get out there and really live. See as much as I can. Appreciate what I have. And do some good somehow. Although it kind of annoyed me that he repeated a couple of stories (dude--you traveled for almost TWO YEARS, can't you come up with more stories?), I really enjoyed this book overall.
From the description of the book it sounded very enjoyable to read, but once I started reading it I found it very hard to get into. I read the first five chapters and just stopped. I just couldnt get into it.
A "guy's travel" memoir. Unique concept. I related to a passage that describes the time it takes to really "let go" of our typical cares & level of tension that we carry around with us and get into a vacation. Interesting destinations.
If you have traveled to other countries you'll enjoy it even more.
I really enjoyed this book. It makes you really want to travel the world
Book is not as interesting as I thought it would be.
I have not finished this book yet but have enjoyed it so far.
Franz Wisner was left him a few days before the wedding. He goes ahead and has the wedding, making a few changes and then takes his brother on the two week honey moon trip they he had planned. I never did see the bonding that was suppose to be happening between the brothers. I did see to guys quit their jobs and run around the world for two years. Had a couple funny stories but overall feel short of a heart warming or humours book.
IT WAS A OKAY READ,I SKIPPED AROUND ALOT.ALSO THIS IS A HARDCOVER.