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Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman
Without Reservations The Travels of an Independent Woman
Author: Alice Steinbach
"In many ways, I was an independent woman," writes Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Alice Steinbach. "For years I?d made my own choices, paid my own bills, shoveled my own snow." But somehow she had become dependent in quite another way. "I had fallen into the habit... of defining myself in terms of who I was to other people and what they expec...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375758454
ISBN-10: 0375758453
Pages: 320
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3.7 stars, based on 92 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman on + 70 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
A great travel book about a single older woman, who finds out how to redicover the woman she once was and the woman she was to be, on a trip in Europe alone. I really enjoyed this book. Fun,insightful and a quick read.
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Helpful Score: 6
Memoir of a NY Times Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who spends a year in Europe. The author, a divorced mother of two grown sons tries to break away from her satisfying but too comfortable lifestyle. Friendships, adventures, romance and mishaps ensue.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is one of my favorite travel writing books. Steinbach really takes the reader into her stories, and makes you feel as though you're there with her. I especially love the unique way in which she recorded memories by sending herself postcards. This one's on my keeper shelf! The sequel, Educating Alice, was good as well, but didn't keep me as captivated as Without Reservation.
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A wonderful travel adventure by a woman who traveled on her own all through Europe. She meets interesting people and has delightful experiences
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A fascinating story of a woman's journey to find adventure and to find the person she used to be.
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I read Eat, Pray, Love a few years ago and fell in love with it, and have been searching for its equal ever since finishing the last page. Without Reservations is not its equal - for me, this book focused too much on the author's past and family, and ends up reading more like a memoir than a documentary of adventures and travel. I had a difficult time connecting with the author, possibly because we are at very different stages of life. Also, she waffles between viewpoints so often it's almost mind-numbing; in one sentence she mentions how great it is to be an independent woman not attached to a man, while in the next she's overwhelmingly infatuated with her newest lover. All that said, it does have its moments, and her descriptions of the cities and places she visits are beautiful.
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Really enjoyed this book.
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This book is wonderfully interesting - it is not heavy reading material- just enjoying to read.


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