Honeymoon with My Brother: A Memoir

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Random House Australia, 2005 - Betrothal - 274 pages
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'Amid the pine tree windbreaks and foamy Pacific shore, Sea Ranch, California is a wonderful place to be dumped. The wild lilac and ill-tempered sea lions - they'll distract your attention for at least a few minutes after the woman of your dreams leaves you at the altar. That and a hell of a lot of booze...' The same week the author was set to marry his beloved girlfriend of 10 years, she unceremoniously dumped him. Devastated, he is saved from total meltdown by family and friends, who convince him to go ahead and have the wedding anyway - or at least the party. But it's his decision to go ahead with a prepaid honeymoon trip with his younger brother that changes his life - and their luck - forever. After cancelling the flower petals on the beds and swapping champagne for beer, the two brothers hit the road - and quickly discover they are strangers after years apart. But once they agree to throw away the guidebook and chill out, they realise that having their lives turned upside down is not such a bad thing. So they decide to extend the honeymoon. Big time. They quit their jobs, sell their homes, give away their clothes and furniture, dump cell phones and pagers (Kurt used a nine iron on his), and take off. Four years and more than 60 countries later they're still going strong.What started out as a jaunt to make the best of bad situation not only became the adventure of a lifetime, but a new way of life. From the wilds of Latin America to Eastern Europe and the Middle East, from Africa to South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, every new adventure leads to another in even more exotic and faraway places. Funny, insightful, and thoroughly entertaining, HONEYMOON WITH MY BROTHER is also guaranteed to give you itchy feet. As the pair gradually shrug off the shackles of their everyday work lives and break free, you can't help wishing you could too...

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User Review  - Doreen - Goodreads

As a mother to two grown sons, I liked this story very much. Basically, one brother is jilted by his fiance so the two brothers take an extended 'honeymoon' together. Some reviewers found the author ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shari - Goodreads

I actually enjoyed this book. I felt like I was along for the trip. After visiting 4 cities in two countries in 12 days I could never imagine 5 continents, 53 countries and all in just two years. I ... Read full review

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