Frommer's Europe

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Wiley, Nov 26, 2008 - Travel - 1088 pages
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Written by more than 175 outspoken travelers around the globe, Frommer’s Complete Guides help travelers experience places the way locals do.

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New York City resident Darwin Porter, himself an unrepentant enfant terrible, moved freely, both in New York and in Key West, for many years within the entourages of this lavender trio, with personal, legal, and journalistic links to all three of its members in complicated patterns that evoke a gothic novel. Now he's written a book about it--a publishing event that reveals the competitive frenzy of a bitchy but brilliant trio whose literary legacies changed the cultural landscapes of America forever. New York City resident Darwin Porter, himself an unrepentant enfant terrible, moved freely, both in New York and in Key West, for many years within the entourages of this lavender trio, with personal, legal, and journalistic links to all three of its members in complicated patterns that evoke a gothic novel. Now he's writing a book about it--a publishing event that reveals the competitive frenzy of a bitchy but brilliant trio whose literary legacies changed the cultural landscapes of America forever.

An experienced team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous titles for Frommer's, including best-selling guides to Italy, France, the Caribbean, England, Germany, and Portugal. Porter is also a noted Hollywood biographer, author of such recent releases as "Brando Unzipped" and "Jacko: His Rise and Fall" which documents the saga of Michael Jackson in a way that London's "Guardian" and "Observer" defined as "dangerously addictive." Four of Porter's recent biographies have been serialized in major newspapers of the U.K., including "The Sunday Times" and "The Mail on Sunday," and collectively, they've earned at least six awards from literary foundations in the U.S. Porter is also a widely respected film critic, entertainment columnist, and radio commentator, with broadcasts heard in all 50 states. Prince, formerly of "The New York Times'" Paris bureau, is president of Blood Moon Productions (www.BloodMoonProductions.com) and other media-related firms.

George MacDonald (I824-1905) was born and educated in Scotland. A poet and novelist, he is the author of more than fifty books, including Phantastes (l858), Dealing with the Fairies (1667), The Princess and the Goblin (1871), and The Princess and Curdie (1882). Having once declared, "I do not write for children, but for the childlike, whether of five, or fifty, or seventyfive," he is today best remembered as the creator of numerous beloved fantasies and fairy tales.

As a team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous titles for Frommer's, including best-selling guides to Italy, France, the Caribbean, England, and Germany. Porter, a former bureau chief of "The Miami Herald," is also a noted Hollywood biographer. His most recent release (2006) is "Brando Unzipped," tracing the tumultuous life of Marlon Brando. He writes a regular column on Hollywood, and his radio broadcasts on American popular culture are heard in all 50 states. Prince was formerly employed by the Paris bureau of the "New York Times" and is today the president of Blood Moon Productions and other media-related firms.

George McDonald has lived and worked in both Amsterdam and Brussels as deputy editor of the KLM in-flight magazine and as editor-in-chief of the Sabena in-flight magazine. Now a freelance journalist and travel writer, he has written extensively on both the Netherlands and Belgium for magazines and guidebooks. He's the author of "Frommer's Amsterdam, Frommer's Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg," and a co-author of "Frommer's Europe by Rail."

Hana Mastrini is a native of the western Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary who became a veteran of the "Velvet Revolution" as a student in Prague in 1989. She is a co-author of "Frommer's Europe" and "Frommer's Europe by Rail,"

Sherry Marker's love of Greece began when she majored in classical Greek at Harvard. She has studied at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and studied ancient history at the University of California at Berkeley. Author or co-author of a number of Frommer's guides to Greece, she has published articles in the "New York Times, Travel ] Leisure,"and "Hampshire Life."

Andrew Princz is a freelance culture and travel journalist/consultant who has visited over 40 countries. He has also worked for various governments, consulting on country tourism and awareness projects. Andrew was the founding editor of "DT - Diplomacy & Trade" magazine in Budapest, and he currently edits and publishes the travel and culture website OnTheGlobe.com. He is a regular contributor to "Wall Street Journal Europe" and various dance and film publications.

Carolyn Banfalvy is a Budapest-based freelance journalist who is currently writing a book about Budapest's food and wine.

Anna Kutor is a freelance journalist based in Warsaw.

Nora Lakos is a travel and culture journalist currently completing film studies at the Hungarian Film Academy.

Suzanne Rowan Kelleher is the former Europe Editor for "Travel Holiday" magazine and has contributed to numerous magazines, including "Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, Parents," and "Newsweek." She lived in Ireland for 5 years and recently repatriated back to the United States. She is the Editor-in-Chief of an online magazine about family travel called WeJustGotBack.com.

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