Honeymoon with My Brother: A Memoir

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Macmillan, Feb 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 274 pages
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This is the true story of Franz Wisner, a man who thought he had it all- a high profile career and the fiancée of his dreams- when suddenly, his life turned upside down. Just days before they were to be married, his fiancée called off the wedding. Luckily, his large support network of family and friends wouldn't let him succumb to his misery. They decided Franz should have a wedding and a honeymoon anyway- there just wouldn't be a bride at the ceremony, and Franz' travel companion would be his brother, Kurt.

During the "honeymoon," Franz reconnected with his brother and began to look at his life with newfound perspective. The brothers decided to leave their old lives behind them. They quit their jobs, sold all their possessions, and traveled around the world, visiting fifty-three countries for the next two years. In Honeymoon With My Brother, Franz recounts this remarkable journey, during which he turned his heartbreak into an opportunity to learn about himself, the world, and the brother he hardly knew.
 

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User Review  - nancynova - LibraryThing

books about people bookbox; Very interesting, but I don't think I could do it! Franz's fiancee breaks the engagement weeks before the wedding. He can't get the $$ back, so they have the reception ... Read full review

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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

This is one of those "what if I did this?" memoirs. Mr. Wisner and his brother find themselves on a massive trip around the world, exploring where the wind takes them, forging brotherly bonds, and ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
17
Section 3
39
Section 4
53
Section 5
61
Section 6
65
Section 7
77
Section 8
99
Section 13
159
Section 14
175
Section 15
187
Section 16
205
Section 17
207
Section 18
217
Section 19
235
Section 20
247

Section 9
107
Section 10
123
Section 11
127
Section 12
145
Section 21
265
Section 22
275
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About the author (2005)

Prior to the journey, Franz Wisner served as vice president of communications and government relations for The Irvine Company, a Newport Beach-based firm engaged in developing the country's largest master-planned communities on approximately 50,000 acres it owns in California. Previously, Wisner founded and managed the Sacramento office of Edelman Public Relations, the world's largest privately owned public relations firm. From 1989-1993, he served as press secretary and spokesman for California Governor (previously Senator) Pete Wilson. During their sixty-country journey, Wisner wrote travel columns for a host of publications, including The Orange County Register, ABC News online, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Orange County Business Journal, Orange County Metro, and a monthly column in Coast magazine.

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