The new travel memoir from the bestselling author of The Kindness of Strangers and The Wander Year...
"McIntyre writes eloquently."--Publishers Weekly
In his most personal book yet, lifelong vagabond Mike McIntyre invites readers into his little corner of the world--a corner that is always moving. As a young man, McIntyre careened around the globe to escape boredom, bad jobs and a broken heart. Over the next three decades, he instead journeyed the world to encounter challenges, captivating characters and valuable life lessons. In this collection of forty-six stories from twenty countries--including such far-flung locales as Guatemala, Hungary, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, China and the United States--McIntyre traverses the distance between traveling to escape and traveling to encounter. Humorous, heartfelt and unflinchingly honest, The Distance Between finds McIntyre at the peak of his narrative powers, and once again affirms why the Los Angeles Times calls him "a superb writer."
About the Author
Mike McIntyre is an author, journalist and traveler. His journeys have taken him to more than eighty countries. He has worked as a travel columnist for the Los Angeles Times, a theater columnist for the Washington Post, and a feature writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune and the Budapest Sun. He's also published articles in Golf Digest, Reader's Digest, Air & Space/Smithsonian and Powder magazines. When not traveling, he lives in San Diego.