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Take Me with You: A Round-The-World Journey to Invite a Stranger Home
Newsham, Brad
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Format: Paperback, 384pp.
Date of publication: Feb 26 2002
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN-13: 9780345449122
Dimensions: 20.32 cm. (length) X 14.38 cm. (width) X 2.29 cm. (thickness)
Weight: 472 grams
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It was the dream of a euphoric young traveler awed by the crystalline silence of Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush: “Someday, when I am rich, I am going to invite someone from my travels to visit me in America.” Twenty-five years later, Brad Newsham set out from his home in San Francisco to make good on his youthful vow–and this irresistibly charming, deeply humane book is the chronicle of what happened along the way.

Giving himself one hundred days to journey around the world, Newsham began in the Philippines and immediately found himself embroiled in serendipitous adventures and unexpected relationships. An affable young Filipino father led him on a challenging hike into the secret green heart of Luzon. He savored the panorama of the Himalayas from a two-dollar hotel room in Darjeeling, drank tea with an Egyptian family in the Valley of the Kings, and struck up an impromptu friendship with a Tanzanian shopkeeper on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. And... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
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“Newsham brings back treasures that every wanderer might envy. His journey, at heart, is into humanity.”
–PICO IYER


TAKE ME WITH YOU IS NO LESS THAN A PAGE-TURNER OF A TRAVEL MEMOIR.”
–MSNBC.com


“What gives this offbeat travelogue its interest is . . . the spirit of innocent generosity that inspires it, and that generally infuses Newsham’s experiences of people and places.”
The Boston Globe

“UNFAILINGLY ARRESTING AND PROVOCATIVE.”
San Francisco Chronicle
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Excerpt
One Hundred Days

When it is a question of money, everyone is of the same religion. — Voltaire

T he cab driver glanced back at me. “You...” he said. “America?”

It was a Wednesday evening in early November—the pleasant, dry season in the Philippines—and a breeze with the feel of warm coconut milk was pouring through my open window. I’d studied a map on the plane: the blackness beyond the row of palm trees to our left would be Manila Bay. To our right a congregation of burlap lean-tos overflowed onto the sidewalk, and, between two of them, a woman was cooking something over a smoky fire.

“Yes,” I said. “America. San Francisco.”

“Ah, Cah-lee-for-nee-ah!” said the driver. “California best.”

He slowed to acknowledge a red traffic signal, then, reassured, sailed through it. Above the meter were a license and photo identifying the taxi as Golden Cab... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
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