A Train Trip Through Life
On Sale: February 12, 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
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In this witty and entertaining collection of travel
tales, an acclaimed journalist explores his obsession with
trains--and what his rail journeys have taught him about
culture and identity.
"I've gone around the world in installments. Every trip has
been a revelation. I've watched regions, nations, and
continents change moods and I've met more people on trains
than in forty years of airplane flights. Every train trip
has been a spectacle. Trains are stages, cafés, bazaars. The
only talk show that will never go off the air..."
Beppe Severgnini has spent his life traveling the world, and
not just because he's a journalist; he's a passionate,
unflagging train buff. Off the Rails recounts some of his
favorite trips across Europe, Australia, Asia, and the
United States, each journey bringing readers not only to a
different place but to a different time, from his honeymoon
on the Trans-Siberian Express (in a four-person
compartment!), to a winding journey from Russia to Turkey
during the last summer of communism, to a recent
coast-to-coast trip with his son from Washington, D.C., to
Off the Rails is the perfect getaway for anyone with a touch
of wanderlust, who dreams of escape or just likes to laugh.
Filled with memorable characters and perceptive
observations, it demonstrates--hilariously--what unites us.
With the world in chaos and life in perpetual fast-forward,
it's always the right time to hop on board with Beppe
Severgnini and meet your charming, hapless, quarrelsome,
romantic, shifty, quirky, endearing neighbors.
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